Poetry

Poetry In-Class Recitation

Due: (TBA)

Directions:

  • The student will choose a poem with a minimum of 15 lines (with teacher approval).
  • All poems must be memorized.
  • No props will be allowed.
  • Gestures are encouraged and expected through out, reflecting the expressive nature of the material presented.

Grading Rubric:

  • Physical Presence (feet planted, no swaying, or fidgeting)
  • Voice Intonation, Articulation, and Volume (speak clearly and at a proper pace)
  • Gestures (hand motions are used to enhance the poem)
  • Eye Contact (eye contact is used to pull the audience into the poem)
  • Level of Difficulty (15 lines is the minimum)
  • Evidence of Understanding
  • Overall Performance

When presenting:

Begin with these items:

  1. Name
  2. Grade
  3. Homeroom teacher
  4. Poem title
  5. Author

After the introduction, clearly and dramatically present your poem.

Feel free to find poems from these resources!

http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems

http://www.gigglepoetry.com

http://www.storyit.com/Classics/JustPoems/index.htm

http://www.poetry-online.org/childrens_poetry_resource_index.htm

 

Rubric for Poem Recitation

Voice Intonation

  • 4 – Phrasing is fluent and voice is compelling
  • 3 – Phrasing is fluent
  • 2 – Phrasing is a little choppy
  • 1 – Phrasing is very choppy

Gestures

  • 4 – Hand and body movements are used to enhance the poem
  • 3 – Hand and/or body movements do not detract from the poem
  • 2 – Too few gestures or distracting gestures
  • 1 – It is difficult to concentrate on the poem because of the many hand and/or body movements OR no gestures were used at all

Projection

  • 4 – Voice could be easily heard by the entire audience with no teacher cueing
  • 3 – Voice could be heard with some teacher cueing
  • 2 – Voice difficult to hear even with teacher cueing
  • 1 – Voice could not be heard throughout most of the poem

Eye Contact

  • 4 – Eye contact is used to pull the audience into the poem
  • 3 – Eye contact is made with the audience most of the time
  • 2 – Eye contact is seldom made with the audience
  • 1 – Eye contact is not made with the audience

Level of Difficulty    + _____

Physical Presence    +______

Overall Performance + _____

Total = ______/ 28 points = ________

 

 

 

 

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