Painting pictures with words

Years 3 to 6 public speaking
Creative Class Literature and language arts
Tags: Public speaking

Learn about the art of performance poetry and compose your own slam poem

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Three students holding scripts. Two are looking at their scripts and the central student has his arms out and is talking at one of the other students.

Learning intentions

  • explore slam poetry
  • view examples of slam poetry
  • compose a poem
  • perform their poem.


English K-10 Syllabus

Stage 2:

  • EN2-6B: identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features.
  • EN2-10C: thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts.
  • EN2-11D: responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own.

Stage 3:

  • EN3-1A: communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features.
  • EN3-5B: discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts.
  • EN3-7C: thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts.