Slam poetry ideas for your SRC 2024 submission


Slam poetry

Slam poetry is an interactive way to express your ideas and creativity with a group of people.

Lesson plan:

  1. Watch the interview with slam poet, Danielle Osifo
  2. Discuss the questions individually or as a group by talking, drawing, writing or movement

Activity questions:

  1. What makes slam poetry different to the other types of poetry you know about?
  2. What are the different ways Danielle starts her creative process when writing a new poem?
  3. What are 3 different things you can do before you start writing about the 2024 theme ‘Learning From Legacy: Healing Our Country’ to inspire your creativity?
  4. What place do you think of when Danielle talks about going to a place that makes you calm to look at the ways it has been cultivated and nurtured? Think of 5 details about that place you could write about in your poem about ‘Healing Our Country’.
  5. Who has taught you about the ways you can care for plants, animals and food sources? It could be an elder, teacher, advocate, friend or family. Think of 5 details about this person and what they have taught you.
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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.