At PASCS Middle-High we celebrated Read Across America with a Slam Poetry class. Ms. Shkop and Ms.Brodo, with the support of our administration and the rest of the E.L.A. department, turned one of our classrooms into a cafe. The students read their own poems while listening to some soft jazz. The desks were arranged to portray a cafe with battery operated candles. The students then had some juice and cookies at their cafe tables.
This was an awesome idea by Ms.Shkop. The students were remarkable and want to continue this. There is an actual Slam Poetry competition that the students are interested in for next year.