The CICFF’s most popular literacy program!
NOW available for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8!
Each “reel poem” is preceded by poetry performances, and followed by interactive discussions and creative exercises. This dynamic program of poetry-based short films guides students to discover the transformative power of poetry in their own lives.
Take your kids on a field trip that you’ll want to repeat every year!
Your students will celebrate the art of poetry with this rich array of short films based on contemporary poems! Supported by a special curriculum and trained teaching artists, Reel Poetry gives students experience in performing and writing poetry, while also teaching them to compare and contrast written and visual imagery. A thrilling montage of images brings to life an historic Eli Siegel poem and a beautifully animated film from Mexico explores the poetic journals of Frida Kahlo. “Migrations”, by a young Latino poet, artfully juxtaposes visions of opulent trade goods bound for the Americas with the experiences of slaves traveling on those same ships. Each “reel poem” is preceded by poetry performances, and followed
by interactive discussions and creative exercises. This dynamic program of poetry-based short films will guide your students to discover the transformative power of poetry in their own lives.
Grade 3-5 Program includes:
The Owl and the Pussycat (USA)
The Learned Astronomer (USA)
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (USA)
Rhymes and Rubbish (Finland)
READ MORE about Reel Poetry for grades 3-5!
Grade 6-8 Program I includes:
A Noiseless Patient Spider (USA, 2009) 3 min.
Substantia Stellaris (Estonia, 2007) 4 min.
The Captain (USA, 2008) 5 min.
Oblivion (Russia, 2009) 6 min.
Fear of Snakes (Canada, 2009) 6 min.
Outdoor Life (Sweden, 2007) 9 min.
A Vegetated Director (Estonia, 2007) 3 min.
Grade 6-8 Program II includes:
Rhymes and Rubbish (Finland, 2007)
Migrations (USA, 2007)
Feet, Why Do I Need Them? (Mexico, 2007)
Hot Afternoons Have Been In Montana (USA, 2006)
Witherwood (USA, 2008)
Special curriculum sent to teachers in advance!
Program produced in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation.
For more information contact “Kidsfest” at 773-281-9075 or email@example.com