Poems! Poems! Poems!

It’s that time of year again! We are working on perfecting our poem performances. 2nd Graders should have their poems memorized at this point in our preparation process.

Students should include actions to go along with their presentation of their poem. Please invite your child to practice their poem in front of others, dinner time or family weekend gatherings are perfect times to practice.

This is a copy of the rubric I will be using to score their presentation of their poem. It is a wonderful tool to support poem practice time.

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Memorization

 

Student has all of his/her poem & gestures memorized. Student has most of his/her poem & gestures memorized. Student has some of his/her poem & gestures memorized. Student does not have his/her poem & gestures memorized but attempt the presentation. Student has not chosen a 20-line poem.
Fluency

 

Student has excellent fluency (not too fast and not too slow, words are smooth). Student has good fluency (not too fast and not too slow). Student has mostly good fluency but has difficulty with one of the following: goes too fast, too slow, or struggles to present the words smoothly. Student does not have good fluency. Student has trouble with two or more of the following: words are unclear, choppy, too fast, too slow, or struggles to present the words smoothly.
Poise & posture

 

Student has excellent poise & posture

(stands up straight, body is calm and controlled)

Student has good poise & posture (stands up straight). Student has mostly good poise & posture during presentation but has some difficulty keeping (hands, feet, body still). Student does not have good poise & posture during presentation. Their actions are distracting for the audience.
Voice

 

Student uses an effective volume

during entire presentation. Speaks with expression.

Student uses effective volume during most of presentation. Student uses effective volume during some of the presentation. At times it was difficult to hear. Student does not use effective volume during presentation. It was difficult to hear.
Eye contact

 

Student maintains eye contact all of the time with the audience. Student makes eye contact most of the time with the audience. Student made eye contact some of the time with the audience. Student looked up, down, or away from the audience during

presentation.

Student does not make eye contact with the audience. Student looked up, down, or away from the audience during presentation.
Gestures

 

Student uses 4 or more gestures and facial expressions that make the poem more interesting. Student uses 2-3 gestures and facial expressions that make the poem more interesting. Student uses only one gesture and facial expression, or uses some that are distracting or ineffective.

 

Student does not use gestures and facial expression, or uses some that are distracting or ineffective.

 

Audience

 

Student participates

as part of the audience with excellent use of poise, posture, and

eye contact with each presenter.

Student participates

as part of the audience with good

use of poise, posture, and eye contact with most presenters.

Student participates

as part of the audience but does has difficulty with one of the following: use of poise, posture, and eye contact with some presenters.

Student does not participate respectfully as part of the audience. Has difficulty with one of the following: use of poise, posture, and eye contact with presenter. Student is disruptive during presentations.