Kent Sall

Mr. Sall and his partners develop an iMovie poetry project to improve student achievement in reading and writing and to introduce students to drama, the visual arts, and technology. Students are exposed to various styles of poetry and write a poem of their own based on what they learn from studying each particular genre. Participants chose three poems by their favorite authors and produce a storyboard on one of these, indicating which lines from the poem correspond to each image. Images created for the students’ poems are drawn or painted and imported to iMovie where students record their voices for added effect. All students present their work to their classmates, parents, and community members during exhibit night which features dramatic readings of student poems.