For my Storytelling class today we experimented with using Spoken Word Poetry to inspire students’ creativity and as a fun way to tell some stories…

Sarah Kay set the scene:


Then I asked students:

1. Write down ten things you know to be true

2. Share and see what you learn from others’ lists (optional)

3. Go outside and write a poem

4. Practice with a friend

5. Share with the class


Raving success! Using poetry every student shared a story about themselves, their views of the world, experiences of life, childhood, dreams… a VERY inspiring 75 minutes!!!

It’s well worth checking out some others’ poetry from Sarah Kay’s playlist:

More info on spoken word poetry and Sarah Kay: