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Poem Recitation

The student is
comfortable,
movements and
eye contact reveal
strong stage
presence.
The voice is clear.
Use of volume,
intonation, rhythm
and pacing is
appropriate.

The student
appears confident
at times and
movements and
eye contact are
unsure.
The voice is
audible but either
too loud or too soft.
Also, it is
monotonous.

The student
appears agitated
and does not move
or had eye contact
with the audience.

Physical Presence

The students
movements and
eye contact show
compelling stage
presence.

Voice and
Articulation

The voice is very


clear. Use of
volume, intonation,
rhythm and pacing
is effective.

Dramatic
Appropriateness

Style of delivery
reflects
internalization of
poem. All gestures
and movements
are essential to
poems success.

Poem is enhanced
by style of
delivery; any
gesture facial
expressions, and
movement are
appropriate to
poem.

Style of delivery
slightly enhances
the poem. There
are instances of
distracting
gestures, facial
expressions, and
inappropriate tone.

Evidence of
Understanding

Masterfully
interprets poem for
audience, skillfully
revealing poems

Satisfactorily
communicates the
meaning of the
poem.

Slightly
communicate the
meaning of the
poem.

The voice is
inaudible. Rhythm
is slow and
distracting and a
number of words
are
mispronounced.
Style of delivery
does not help in
giving the message
as distracting
gestures, facial
expressions,
accent and
inappropriate tone
overshadow the
poem.
Does not
communicate the
meaning of the
poem.

Mastery

meaning.
Forgets no word or
line during the
recitation.

Forgets 2 to 3
words or a line
during recitation.

Forgets 4-6 words


during delivery.

Reference:
www.poetryoutloud.org/upload/fl/af34c39739/scoring%20rubric.pdf.

Forgets two lines or


more during
delivery.