Did you know…. Glossophobia-The fear of public speaking A Sunday Times of London survey of 3,000 Americans found that 41% listed “public speaking” as their number one fear!
Bowling passes Prizes!!! A one night stay at the Ramada and four water park passes
What is a poetry slam? • Performing poetry in a competitive manner • Performers choose a topic important to them and write a poem in the format of their choice. Recite the poem using voice, literary terms, and movement Performers are judged by members of an audience and scored on a scale from one to ten
What are the rules? • All poems must be your own work. You cannot choose a poem someone else wrote and read it. • You will have 3 minutes or less to perform your poem.
What kind of poem do I write? • You can write any type of poem. Most poetry slam contestants write free verse poems. • Free verse poems do not have a set rhyme or rhythm. There are no rules about line length. NOTE: Think of free verse as spoken music!
What do I write about? Anything!! You get to choose! (As long as it’s appropriate) Suggestions: Friends Family Teen Issues Sports Vacations Nature Love Dislikes Hobbies * Make sure to choose something you are care about! *
April 29, 20139:30-11:30Washington Pavilion Participants: Top 20 students chosen from all 5 SF middle schools