Making a Poetry Podcast Unit


I love making podcasts with my students, so I modified my podcast unit to distance learning needs. Using this hyperdoc, students are walked through a step-by-step process that ends in the final product of creating their own podcast episode. 

What the unit includes: 

A fully functional hyperdoc you can share with your students and have them complete independently from school or from home (a device and internet connection is needed). Just make a copy and change the due dates to suit your needs.

Mentor text podcast episodes with guiding questions for students to consider

Resources for teachers to practice student choice in selecting an appropriate poem for their podcast, and free music banks to include in their episode

A day-by-day agenda for students with tasks to complete, links to everything they need included

Detailed assignment directions

Two former student podcast examples (included with students’ permission) 

Pre-made documents for students to annotate thoughts and analysis of their chosen poem and the format their podcast will follow

A rubric 

Please use this and share it freely (please shout me out / give credit if you do)! We all need all the help we can get. 

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