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Teaching Let the light in: How Memphis grew a national poetry champion

Let the light in: How Memphis grew a national poetry champion

Anita Norman stood on stage all by herself in the final round of the national Poetry Out Loud championship in Washington D.C. but she was not alone. Norman had parsed over her poem, “Let the Light In,” so many times with her teacher and her family that they all knew the words by heart: she just needed to release herself into the words of the poet Ellen Watkins Harper, who would carry her the rest of the way.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Stories in Stanzas (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring how authors use poetry both to tell stories about the world they live in and to imagine the world as a different place. This article relates a high school student's experiences perf

Oliver Morrison, Chalkbeat New York


How has poetry and performing impacted Norman's life?
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.7 - Diverse Media


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