Slam Poetry: Power Through Performance (3 of 5)

Lesson Title: Slam Poetry: Power Through Performance (3 of 5)
Academic Standards: CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.7.3.E, CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.7.4
Content Creator: Mr. Michael Dzbenski
Level: High School
Duration: 25-35 min
  /  Slam Poetry: Power Through Performance (3 of 5)


  • Students will identify several different poetic devices and apply them to writing.
  • Students will analyze what makes an effective conclusion.
  • Students will listen to and read endings to Slam Poems.
  • Students will talk and write about what makes a good ending.


In this lesson, students will continue working on their slam poem and use different poetic devices. They will also analyze and work on their conclusions.


  1. Review Class Objectives
  2. Quick Question: What are some of the best "endings" you have ever seen/heard? A Song, movie, play, story, book?
  3. What makes a good ending?
    1. Watch Endings...
      1. A Muslim and Jewish Girl's Bold Poetry Slam
      2. I Wanna Hear a Poem
      3. Touchscreen
    2. What do you notice?
    3. Why is it a good ending?
  4. New Devices
    1. Repetition
    2. Puns
    3. Alliteration
    4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Transcript Analysis
  6. Work Time
  7. Sharing your Endings

Demonstratives & Media

Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos
3D objects

Suggested Ancillary Support

Pun - Play on words for comic effect Alliteration - Repeating the sound at the beginning of a word Onomatopoeia - the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoosizzle )    


Burger of the Day Puns -
I wanna hear a poem -
A Muslim and Jewish girl's bold poetry slam -
Touchscreen -

Presentation -