Poetry Open Mic

Grades 4-5 / ELA / Speaking Skills
CCSS: ELA.RF.4.4b ELA.RF.5.4b

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RF

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5)

4

4th Grade

4b

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RF

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5)

5

5th Grade

4b

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Students take center stage to express themselves with poetry
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
What does the class do prior to "Open Mic?"
How does the audience benefit from listening to the student performer?
Notice how this activity "builds community, hits standards, and develops life skills."
Support Materials Below
Poems, reading lists and more
Common Core Standards
ELA.RF.4.4b, ELA.RF.5.4b

Supporting Materials

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  • Swimming Hole Poem

  • Transcript Poetry Open Mic

  • Poetry Book List

  • Rain Poem - Student Work Example

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