Each month a poetry or
other special speaking project is required. The goals of this assignment are:
**To memorize and recite
a poem and/or present to an assigned topic
**To master public
speaking skills and build self confidence
**Appreciate poetry as a
How to Eat a Poem
Don't be polite.
it up with your fingers and lick the juice that
run down your chin.
is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.
do not need a knife or fork or spoon
plate or napkin or tablecloth.
there is no core
by Eve Merriam
Requirements for special
**Directions will be sent
home at the beginning of each month with the specific topic.
**Plan ahead and prepare
for your presentation. Practice in front of an audience at home.It will help
you become more at ease with presenting!
**Recite the poem or
presentation to your classmates on assigned due date. Students will be given
speaking grades for all oral presentations throughout the year.
Follow the links below for
some poetry fun: