In preparation of the Poetry Competition that is to be held on Wednesday June 15th, we would like all children to begin selecting and learning a poem for this. We would prefer you to choose a poem that is not written by Roald Dahl or Ken Nesbit this year as many of these have been used in the junior/ middle school and we would like to challenge you to widen your search. Please check with your homeroom teacher to see if your poem is suitable before spending a lot of time learning this. Remember that it does not have to be a really long poem to be powerful- it is the way you present it!
As you practice your poem think carefully about your:
- use of expression, including facial expression;
- how clearly you say the words (enunciation), pace and projection of your voice( Can you be heard clearly?).
- fluency and flow
- eye contact with the audience,
We will be having in class Poetry Competitions to decide on the finalists at the beginning of June.
Good luck with learning these and preparing for the competition.