Education | In-School Residencies | Grades 9—12

Brooklyn Reads

 
Grades 9—12
 
Sep 22—May 23, 2020
 
 

Inspire self-expression and build literacy with this spoken word program, created exclusively for Brooklyn high school students and led by professional poets

 
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Brooklyn Reads
Celebrate teen voices through poetry in this program, developed specifically for Brooklyn high schools and led by professional spoken word artists. Students strengthen their literacy and presentation skills through workshops in creative writing, poetry analysis, and performance. In a culminating event, they perform their original spoken word pieces at BAM’s Fisher Building.

Program comprises 13 workshops inclusive of in-class instruction and a reflection, each 45 minutes long.

Brooklyn Reads Special Needs

Students with special needs share their voices and build literacy through this modified version of Brooklyn Reads that is developmentally appropriate and responsive to each student’s abilities. Under the mentorship of teaching artists—professionals in the world of spoken word with experience teaching diverse populations—they take part in hands-on workshops focused on creative writing, poetry analysis, and individual performance, culminating in a final presentation where they perform their original works. Apply for a Brooklyn Reads Special Needs Residency.

Program comprises 14 workshops inclusive of in-class instruction and a reflection , each 45 minutes long.

Performance Connection: Word.Sound.Power

Students who participate in Brooklyn Reads and Brooklyn Reads Special Needs will qualify to perform on stage as part of Word.Sound.Power., BAM’s annual showcase of spoken word and hip-hop. All classes that participate also get priority access to purchase tickets for a School-Time Performance of Word.Sound.Power.


Major support for literacy programs provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
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