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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
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
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!
• (try to guess who the reader is! )
Your Turn!
Now, take turns with your partner performing
your selected poems from the Poetry Bundle.
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.

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