We signed up before vacation so everyone has a due date for their project presentation.
But wait, there's more! Also in January, we will do our first poetry readings. Students already signed up for the dates their poetry readings, too.
Here are the directions for the poetry readings:
Find and read a book of poetry at your reading level, one you haven’t read before. (If you’ve read Shel Silverstein before, you need to find a different book of poetry for this assignment!)
Pick poems to read out loud, usually about three to five.
If you pick very short poems, you will need to read more.
If you pick a very long poem, maybe one is enough.
(You should read for about five to seven minutes.)
Practice reading your poems fluently and with expression.
Before you read your poems to us, tell us a little about them—tell why you picked those particular poems, tell what they mean, or explain what makes them good. You might point out lines you really like and why you like them. Prepare that part of your presentation ahead of time too.
You can see the evaluation forms for the poetry readings on the Elementary Stuff page.