Unit 7: Poetry Technology Competency 12 Maura Lynch Fluency Rubric Poetry is meant to be performed, to convey to the audience the mood and meaning that the poet intended. “Audition” by Hope Anita Smith Audition Sunday mornings at our house are full of music. Grandmomma is singing. She says she's auditioning for the heavenly choir. The music of her voice Sets us up and dressed, gets us fed and out the door. Grandmomma is singing. Her voice as rich as cream, sure as tomorrow. I close my eyes and try not to let her see how her song moves me. Let her keep practicing. She is music, and I never want her song to end. Watch Daniel Perform “Audition” by Hope Anita Smith “Merry-Go-Round” by Langston Hughes Merry-Go-Round Where is the Jim Crow section On this merry-go-round, Mister, cause I want to ride? Down South where I come from White and colored Can't sit side by side. Down South on the train There's a Jim Crow car. On the bus we're put in the back— But there ain't no back To a merry-go-round! Where's the horse For a kid that's black? Think: What does Hughes mean that “there ain’t no back to a merry-go-round”? Listen to the poem performed • Evaluate the reader’s performance with your partner using your Fluency Rubrics! • http://brblarchive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/langstonh ughes/audio/Track19.mp3 • (try to guess who the reader is! ) Your Turn! Now, take turns with your partner performing your selected poems from the Poetry Bundle. Reader Audience Member -Loud and proud! -Listen actively -Follow criteria on your -Give your partner Fluency Rubric feedback based on the Fluency Rubric (one glow, one grow) This slideshow could be helpful in facilitating fluency practice within a poetry unit in literature class. In my literature class, we practiced one aspect of fluency based on the rows of our fluency rubric per class, and at the end of the unit, each student performed one poem that they chose from our Poetry Bundle.