ERIC Number: EJ551872
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Audience and Revision: Middle Schoolers "Slam" Poetry.
Voices from the Middle, v4 n1 p43-46 Feb 1997
Describes organizing a poetry "slam" (a contest in which people read their original poems and listeners cast votes for their favorites) involving 200 eighth graders from two different schools. Discusses how this experience made vivid for students the need to write for an audience and to revise. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Poetry. Published by the National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096.