Learning Resources

Poetry Slam Resources

Slam poetry and rap battles may seem daunting ventures for the classroom, but teachers have found them to be enormously rewarding and a great exercise in giving ownership to pupils. In our rap battles case study (see below) teachers Peter Kelly and Helen MacKenzie describe how they went about it and give you all the resources you need to run a Word War in your classroom. First up, though, check out this resource from performance poet Anita Govan, who gives you a whole host of tips from her experience working in classrooms on how to stage a Word War event.