Vocabulary Quiz and an Intro to (Slam) Poetry

As we tend to do most Fridays, we started class with a vocabulary quiz.


After completing the quiz, the students were to finish typing their “Dear Dr. King” Letters into their KidBlogs.  Thereafter, the were to respond to at least 2 of their classmates’ letters.  Finally, each student was to type their “If I Were President” speeches into KidBlog as well.  (The students will have to write responses to these too for homework.)

We then wrapped up the class period with an introduction to slam poetry featuring the videos below:

Nova: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1985191193

Adam Gottleib: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXIjF0ERvYY

Lamont Carey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lByDfPOG0LA


As our closing, and ongoing poetry experiment, the students shared their thoughts on poetry thus far on this Padlet.




  • Read for 60 minutes.
  • Respond to at least 2 of your classmates’ “If I Were President” speeches onKidBlog.
    • Due by next Wednesday.
  • Finish any outstanding (KidBlog) work.


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