Pick Your Own Poetry Assignment

Pick Your Own Poetry Assignment
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Often, poetry gets a bad reputation because students do not get the chance to find poetry that speaks to them or they do not hear it properly read.

In this packet, students will first discuss the purpose of poetry. Then, they will have the opportunity to watch other poets perform with passion. Finally, students will pick a poem or song of their choice, practice their performance, and present their selection to their peers.


-Poetry Introduction Questions, page 1
-Presentation Overview, page 2
-Introduction Template, page 3
-PEEPS Practice, page 4
-Poem Mark Up, page 5
-Presentation Rubric, page 6
-Peer Presentation Notes, pages 7-8


Poetry Introduction Questions, page 1
-a few questions to gather information about students' opinions regarding poetry
-also useful for discussing the purpose of poetry to reluctant readers

Presentation Overview, page 2
-explanation of the whole assignment
-guidelines for poem choice requirements

Introduction Template, page 3
-fill in the blank for introducing poem to class
-includes prompts for title, author, theme, passages with explanations, and poem's relation to self

PEEPS Practice, page 4
-activity for students to practice reciting parts of their poem
-includes projection, emotion, eye contact, pacing, and stance

Poem Mark Up, page 5
-instructions for students to mark their poem to guide their performance
-students will mark tone of poem as well as places to pause, add emphasis, and gesture

Presentation Rubric, page 6
-50 point rubric for introduction, presentation style, and poem mark up

Peer Presentation Notes, pages 7-8
-handout for students to take notes on peers' presentations
-can be used to vote on best performance at end of unit
Total Pages
18 (9 in each format)
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Included with rubric
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