Poetry Presentations

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    Poem Declamation

     

     

    Your assignment is to recite a poem to the class during the month of May.

     

    • Your poem must be at least 65 words.

     

    • You must submit a copy of the poem by Friday, April 26.  Your copy must include the poem, poet’s name and your name.

     

    • The poem must be school appropriate (no song lyrics).

     

    • Choose a poem from your Literature book, classroom books or www.poetryoutloud.org/poems

     

    • You will be graded on the following:

    1. Knowing the poem

    2. Speaking clearly

    3. Posture and eye contact

    4. Volume Voice

    5. Acting/Dialogue

     

    Poetry Presentation Rubric

     

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    Knows the Poem

    The performer knows the poem well and has obviously practiced reciting the poem several times. The performer speaks with confidence.

    The performer knows the poem pretty well and has evidently practiced reciting the poem once or twice. The performer is relatively confident.

    The performer knows some of the poem, but does not appear to have practiced. The performer appears ill at ease.

    The performer could not say the poem without using a written copy.

     

    Speaks Clearly

    Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words.

    Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word.

    Speaks clearly and distinctly most (94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than one word.

    Often mumbles or cannot be understood OR mispronounces more than one word.

     

     

    Posture and Eye Contact

    Uses posture appropriate for the poem and looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with all members of the audience during the presentation.

    Uses posture appropriate for the poem and establishes eye contact with all members of the audience during the presentation.

    Sometimes stands up straight and establishes eye contact.

    Slouches and/or does not look at, or try to involve, audience during presentation.

     

     

    Volume/Pace

    Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members throughout the presentation. Performer speaks clearly and paces performance.

    Volume is usually loud enough to be heard by all audience members. Performer generally speaks clearly and paces performance.

    Volume is usually loud enough to be heard by all audience members. Performer speaks so fast that audience has trouble understanding.

    Volume too soft or performer mumbles. Audience often has trouble understanding.

     

     

     

    Acting/Performance

    Performer uses appropriate voice inflection, facial expressions, and movement to make the poem more believable, more entertaining, and more easily understood.

    Performer often uses voice inflection, facial expressions, and movement to make the poem more believable, more entertaining, and more easily understood.

    Performer tries to use voice inflection, facial expressions, and movement to make the poem more believable, more entertaining, and more easily understood.

    Performer recites the poem, but does not use voice inflection, facial expressions, or movement to make the poem more believable, interesting, or clear