Creative Writing Activity 1 - Write a story to go with the picture of a boy showing his mother something in a box. Watch this video on symbolism. Ask the students what they know about slam poetry and if they have ever participated themselves.
They simply ignore a gift or kindness or perhaps send an email or text message as an acknowledgement. You will be watching a video and filling out a paper copy worksheet. Analyze lines from a famous soundtrack. For example, if I were writing about a friend that lived far away, I could use the symbols of the moon and the ocean to represent my relationship with her.
Alphabet Poetry - This format uses the letters of the alphabet in order. They will have the opportunity to practice their handwriting and grammar as well as learn to be grateful when others think of them with a gift or through a kind act. What is their relationship? Quote Worksheet 7 - Henry David Thoreau has a simple thought full of meaning.
Symbolism can take place by having the theme of a story represented on a physical level. In April, my classes come alive with the magic of slam poetry as students become authors and performers.