Students wrote and performed short group ‘My Voice”-themed slam-style poems after watching a poetry slam teen performance video!
Lesson Note: “You don’t need permission to make your art. No one needs an artistic license or a permit to begin making stuff. You need to begin. Don’t wait for an invitation to join the club for some validation from outside. If you’re doing the verb, you own the noun. So do your verbs. Dance. Sew. Design. Craft. Act. Perform. Cook. Make. Create, create, create.”
– Sheryl Garratt, The Creative Life
Ms. Fernandez, 5th Grade
My Voice Group Poem by
Omar, Joseph, Aliyah
1. My voice is like a lion’s roar
2. My voice is like a shining light
3. My voice is as shy as a turtle
4. My voice is like a donkey’s laugh
5. My voice blows people away
6. My voice is as loud as a rattlesnake’s tail
7. My voice is like birds singing
8. My voice is the branches snapping
My Voice Matters Group Poem
by Sade, Jasmin, Melanie, Lerell
My voice is like the ocean
it is calm
My voice is like the wind
it blows people away
My voice lifts up my friends
My voice is like a shield
My voice is as loud as
My voice is as calm as
My voice is soft as a
My voice is as tough
as a bison
Mr. Maciasz, 5th Grade
by Max G.
My voice is like the blender, it is always loud
My voice is tree bark, it is scratchy
by Vincent O.
My voice is like a rhino, big and strong
My voice is like a cheetah, fast and stubborn
My voice is like a lion, confident and rules.
by Aylin S.
My voice is like a woodpecker because I laugh a lot
My voice is like a car because it goes…vroom, vroom
My voice is like wind because sometimes people don’t hear me
My voice is a squirrel with wings
Mrs. Respress, 5th Grade
by Nia H.
My voice is pretty as on goddess.com
My voice is as beautiful as…
My voice is as gentle as my father’s
My voice is the footsteps of a guard
My voice is as peaceful as an angel
by Celeste C.
My voice is a lion
My voice is like the birds chirping in the forest
My voice is as quiet as my room at night
My voice is a small mouse.