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Lesson Introduction: 

The purpose of the lesson is to use poems to create short theatrical scenes in which heightened language would be placed in a dramatic context. Each student is responsible for the full realization of her chosen vision: designing, casting, directing and organizing rehearsal time with fellow students who have responsibilities of their own.

Learning Objectives: 

In this Lesson, students will have opportunities to: 

  • Time manage.
  • Inspire and direct fellow students.
  • Communicate ideas, realize a vision.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Perform.
Materials and Resources: 

To teach this lesson, you will need:

  • computer with internet access, printer
  • PIV anthology 
  • notebook, paper
  • props, costumes, set pieces


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Poetry In Voice is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation. All of our resources are available online for free. You may also use our resources if you reside outside of Canada.