MSAD #54 Skowhegan Area High School

bluebellsPoetry Reading
Laura Libby's English Classes

I was inspired to create a poetry project after visiting the Favorite Poem Project’s website. Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, founded this project in 1997 with the intent of encouraging people to read, share, and celebrate the poems that they loved.

The site features videos of people from all walks of life reading and talking about poems they love. We showed many of these videos to our students as we prepared for their readings. In our classes, students selected poems that meant something to them, spent time rehearsing their readings and reflecting about why they responded to these poems, and then we filmed the readings, edited the films using iMovie, Fireworks, and GarageBand.

This project has given students a chance to practice their speaking skills, to explain their interest in or history with a poem, and to learn some new technology skills.

Poetry Reading 2009

To Be Or Not To Be Baseball
Birches What If
The Lake All The Same
Love Poem With Toast Little Man
A Dream Within A Dream Masquerade
Robert Southey Burke Some People
In Just Cartoon Physics
Today Forgetfulness
The Important Thing Is Practical Application
Phenomenal Women Fire and Ice
At My Funeral As I Walked Out
Silence Is Golden Patriot
The Day is Done Irish Medly
The Flea FairyTale
Death Be Not Proud The Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
Footprints To A Daughter Leaving Home
Poetry Project  

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