Poetry Speaking and Listening Standards

This Poetry Speaking and Listening Standards lesson plan also includes:

Celebrate April's National Poetry Month or enrich a poetry unit with a wealth of language arts material. Class members develop an oral interpretation of a poem and/or develop a podcast interview with a poet. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have members of the school's speech and debate class or club model a presentation for the class
Classroom Considerations
  • April is National Poetry Month
  • Designed to address high school Common Core Speaking and Listening standards
  • The six-page packet includes two detailed plans, suggestions for how prepare for an oral interpretation presentation, sample introductions, a link to a YouTube model, and a rubric to assess the performance
  • A fresh approach for meeting the Common Core standards for speaking and listening
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