How to read a poem out loud. . . .

It is your heart, your soul, your ideas
that bring the poem to life.

Be good to it. Be careful of it.
Be aware of your poem as a thing that matters.


First: Review "How to read a poem out loud" by Billy Collins, poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate.

Your requirements:


Grading Rubric:


above and beyond; wow!!


good, could be better


okay, average quality


not so great, you could do better


you didn't do this

Introduction includes required elements          
Oral reading skills:
-eye contact
-pace, pauses, etc.
Poem meets requirements          
Total: ______ / 30          

Poems you can use (from the Unit plans page)