Bomani Armah and Baba Got Bars has been introducing educators to Hip-Hop as a literacy teaching tool for the last 5 years. Partnering with organizations including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts CETA Program, Prince George’s County Schools, and Anne Arundel County Schools, Bomani has developed a series of Professional Development opportunities showing teachers how to stimulate student’s creative writing through Hip-Hop.
Creative hip-hop songwriting is unique in its ability to:
- Engage students by funneling their enthusiasm for the pop culture phenomenon of hip-hop, into an introduction of creative writing skills
- Bring the writing concepts of Ideas and Word Choice to the forefront of understanding, by engaging the whole child; voice and body
- Encourage and challenge students to increase their vocabulary by identifying rhyme words, synonyms and antonyms
- Allow teachers to assess understanding of the student’s ability to communicate thoughts verbally
- Allow students to grow their ability to communicate clear, creative ideas both verbally and demonstratively
- Guide students in finding their authentic writer’s voice
- Provide an effective tool for increasing the ability to comprehend and use vocabulary effectively.
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