I asked each child to
- Pick out a book of poetry to read. I hope they read the whole book! I hope they pick a book they like!
- Choose poems to read aloud.
- I didn't give a set number of poems to read. I said, "Plan on reading for about five minutes. That could be one really long poem or several short ones."
- PRACTICE reading the poems aloud. Find out how to pronounce all the words. Think about your facial expression and gestures.
- Come in and read aloud!
And here's the rubric.