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BreatheINK

BreatheINK seeks to create poetic safe spaces and build an artistic community for Charlotte, NC area youth by developing opportunities for positive self-expression through youth focused poetry programming.

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Slam Poetry Workshops

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Program Description

1 Day  –  Introduction to Poetry Slam and Spoken Word

BreatheINK Teaching Artist will provide a detailed introduction to the concepts of Poetry Slam and Spoken Word. Students will view performances and briefly analyze poems from youth poets.

 

3 Day  –  Intro/Group Poetry Writing and Performance

In addition to the 1 Day Workshop, BreatheINK Teaching Artists will break the class into groups of

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday through Friday. All dates are currently available.

Available times:

BreatheINK can conduct workshops during or after school hours.

Length of :Program 60-90 minutes per session
Location(s):

Classroom, library, or auditorium

Fees / Ticketing:

1 Day Workshop – $300

3 Day Workshop – $800

5 Day Workshop – $1200

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

Grade 7

RL.7.1  Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.2  Determine a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

RL.7.3  Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.

RL.7.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze the impact of rhymes and repetitions of sounds on meaning and tone in a specific line or section of a literary work.

RL.7.5  Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s (or other literary genre’s) form or structure contributes to its meaning.

RL.7.7  Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium.

RI.7.2  Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI.7.3  Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.

RI.7.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

W.7.4 Use digital tools and resources to produce and publish writing, link to and cite sources, and to interact and collaborate with others.

SL.7.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.7.2  Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

SL.7.3  Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

 

 

Grade 8

RL.8.1  Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.8.2  Determine a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

RL.8.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

RL.8.5  Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

RI.8.1  Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RI.8.2  Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI.8.3  Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events.

RI.8.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

RI.8.8  Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

W.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.8.4 Use digital tools and resources to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

SL.8.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.8.2  Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.

SL.8.3  Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence, and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

SL.8.5  Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

 

Grades 9-10

RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  1. 9-10.2 Determine a theme of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. RL. 9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it, and manipulate time create effects such as mystery, tension, or surprise.

RL.9-10.9 Analyze how an author adopts or adapts source material in a specific work.

RI.9-10.2 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

RI.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text.

RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

RI.9-10.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

W.9-10.4 Use digital tools and resources to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

SL.9-10.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

SL.9-10.5 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

 

Grade 11-12

RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.

RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly engaging.

RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to construct specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its effect on the reader.

RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping perspective requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant.

RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

RL.11-12.9 Analyze how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics and compare the approaches the authors take.

RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI.11-12.3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

I.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.

RI.11-12.5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, and/or persuasiveness of the text.

 

W.11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. 

W.11.12.4 Use digital tools and resources to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

NC Essential Standards:

Grade 7

L.7.1  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; demonstrate proficiency within the 6-8 grammar continuum.

L.7.2  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; demonstrate proficiency within the 6-8 conventions continuum.

L.7.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.7.5  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings.

 

Grade 8

L.8.1  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; demonstrate proficiency within the 6-8 grammar continuum.

L.8.2  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; demonstrate proficiency within the 6-8 conventions continuum.

L.8.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.8.5  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings.

 

Grade 9-10

L.9-10.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

L.9-10.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings.

L.9-10.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in developing vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

Grade 11-12

L.11-12.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; demonstrate proficiency within the 9-12 grammar continuum. 

L.11-12.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; demonstrate proficiency within the 9-12 conventions continuum. 

L.11-12.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

L.11-12.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings.

Supporting Materials

BreatheINK Programming One Sheet

One-Sheet.pdf

BreatheINK School Programs

PROGRAMS.pdf

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

  • Group Poem by Cailin & Asia at 2018 CMS Teacher Talks

References

Bryant Crisp, Myers Park HS English Teacher, reference letter

Bryant-Crisp-Reference-Letter.pdf

Cancellation Policy

Termination

Termination upon Notice

Client may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving written notice of termination to BreatheINK. Such a termination will be effective 30 days after delivery of such notice.

Termination for Breach

Either Client or BreatheINK may terminate this Agreement upon a material breach by the other. Such a termination will be effective 10 days after delivery of a written notice to that effect. 

Termination by Reason of Certain Events

Client may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to BreatheINK in the event a business entity commences any proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law, dissolves, liquidates, or ceases to engage in its operations. Such a termination will be effective upon delivery of such notice by Client.

Termination for Conduct

Client may immediately terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to BreatheINK if it reasonably believes that BreatheINK or its’ representatives have engaged or are engaging in conduct, or has been alleged to have engaged in conduct, including, without limitation, conduct involving harassment or discrimination, of a nature which reflects or could reflect materially and unfavorably upon the reputation of Clientl. Such a termination will be effective upon delivery of the notice by Client.

Consequences of Termination

If this Agreement is terminated under Sections 6.2, 6.3, or 6.4, then BreatheINK will be entitled only to compensation for Services performed through the effective date of termination, less the amount of any claims by Client arising out of such termination, including, without limitation, claims for damages and transition costs. Client will not be liable for any further payment. BreatheINK will also return any advances or other amounts previously paid by Client, if any, not attributable to Services performed prior to the effective date of termination. Client will pay undisputed fees within 30 days after the later of receiving BreatheINK’s invoice or the effective date of termination. 

Return of Materials; Survival

Upon termination of this Agreement, BreatheINK will, at Client’s request, promptly return all documents, materials, records, and equipment that Client may have provided to BreatheINK. Client will retain sole ownership of these items and other property which Client may have made available to BreatheINK.