A 12 week guide to teaching classic poetry and the writing and performing of spoken word response poems in the classroom. This curriculum trains teachers to use memorization + recitation of classic poetry as a launching pad for teen-created spoken word responses. Fusing the two forms of expression into compelling performances, these standards-based lessons absolutely transform students.
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Diane Luby Lane is Founder/Executive Director of Get Lit-Words Ignite, Los Angeles' leading nonprofit presenter of literary performance, education and teen poetry programs, and the Get Lit Players, an award-winning classic teen poetry troupe, who perform for over 10,000 teens each year. Lane is author of Words of Women, a compendium of original monologues for omen published around the world and has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and national commercials. Her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Deep Sea Diving (AKA Born Feet First), has toured high schools and colleges across America with poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. In recognition of her work as an educator and creator of Get Lit's ground-breaking literacy curriculum, Lane received the James Patterson Page Turner Award for promoting literacy and the KNX Hero Award. In 2012, Lane was honored as a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award and Get Lit is a 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist, distinguishing it as one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the country. For more information go to www.dianelubylane.com.
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