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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 21, 2022

Playing with Poetry

NPR asks listeners to share their original tweet-length poems during poetry month. In this interview, a poet and professor at James Madison University recites and analyzes some of her favorite poems shared during NPR’s poetry month campaign. Listen to hear the poems, her views on poetic form, and the advice she offers those who may be shy about putting their thoughts on paper.

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Story Length: 6:25

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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