Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's All About Presentation

I've always done some form of monthly speaking presentations in my classroom.
Some months it's a poetry recital and others it is presenting an animal report or news article review.
My class also LOVES doing Readers Theatre scripts.
Add in the use of microphones for extra fun. I'm lucky to have one from Learning Resources that actually records, but you can get toy microphones at the Dollar stores too.
With the common core standards, being able to speak in front of groups and with groups is pertinent and mastering the art of public speaking is a life long skill that helps build self confidence.

I always start the year with a poetry prompt which helps students appreciate poems as a literary genre.
For grading the presentations I use this handy form.

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How to Eat a Poem

Don't be polite. 
Bite in. 
Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that 
may run down your chin. 
It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are. 
You do not need a knife or fork or spoon 
or plate or napkin or tablecloth. 

For there is no core 
or stem 
or rind 
or pit 
or seed 
or skin 
to throw away.

by Eve Merriam

What are your ideas for fun presentations? Leave me a comment and share. 




1 comment:

  1. We do poem presentations each month. I use a similar/rubric to grade them. Some of them come up with the cutest "extras" to spice up their presentation.

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