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Poetry Parade

Time Frame:
5 class periods that run 30 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Fluency is developed as students read, reread and memorize poems. Students will present poems to the class.

Main Curriculum Tie:
English Language Arts Grade 5Speaking and Listening Standard 6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Poetry books that can be read and shared by students.

Background For Teachers:
Determine requirements that students will need to meet. (e.g. How often will you meet? How long will the poems be?)

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students need to have extensive listening and reading experience with a variety of poetry and songs.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Teacher prepares and presents a poem or song modeling expectations for students.
  2. Students read poetry in small groups and each individual chooses a poem or song to present to the class.
  3. Each student memorizes a song or a poem.
  4. Each student will take his / her turn sitting the "presenter's" chair in front of a half circle of students and present their poem or song.

This activity could be extended to presentations for a parent day at school.

Assessment Plan:
You may choose to create a use a rubric to assess student presentation.

brooke rauzon

Created Date :
Aug 01 2005 20:11 PM