You will be conducting research over a chosen poet and several of his or her poems. This research will be presented in an informative speech including a well researched biography, the poems, with an artistic representation.
Student conducts appropriate biographical research from designated locations. Research is presented in the form of an original biography.
Student conducted research through one source only; biography is unoriginal and/or cut-and-pasted from sources. Sources are not cited.
Student conducted research through at least two sources; biography contains mostly original thoughts and less than 5 grammatical errors.
Student conducted thorough research through multiple sources; biography is original and well-written with less than 2 grammatical errors.
Student creates a visually pleasing representation of the poems including paragraphs where needed.
Artistic work is bland and contains no illustration or decorative detail; guidelines weren't followed or were followed incorrectly.
Artistic work contains little illustration and decorative detail; guidelines were generally followed and contains most required elements.
Artistic work contains vivid illustration and decorative detail; guidelines were strictly followed and contains all required elements.
Use of Class Time and Resources
Students are given class time and resources to prepare for this assignment and must use that time and resources wisely.
No use of class time; wasteful with materials.
Little use of class time; fairly respectful of class materials.
Uses class time well and uses class materials well.
Written project is neat and understandable.
Handwritten; sloppy or wrinkled materials; smudges.
Handwritten, but no smudges or markings on paper.
Typed; neat; no markings on papers or poster.
Content is appropriate for audience.
Lack of knowledge of poet's background and poetic devices.
Poems uninteresting to audience.
Identifiable content about poet's background; simplistic connection to poetic devices.
Poems read, but missing gusto.
Clear, focused background information about poet; successful inclusion of poetic devices used by poet.
Two or more poems enthusiastically read.
Organization on speech helps audience to stay focused.
>Missing introduction or conclusion
>Artistic representation detracts from presentation.
>Underdeveloped introduction or conclusion
>Transitions usually work
>Artistic representation is helpful to audience connecion with poet
>Highly effective introduction and conclustion
>Artistic representation details make impact on audience
Delivery enhances enjoyment of the audience.
*0-1 minute or 7-8 mins. in length
*little or no eye contact
*too fast/slow, quiet/loud, monotone/erratic
*drops, fumbles, rattles artistic representation
*1-3 mins. or 5-7 mins. in length
*eye contact present, but not consistent
*mostly clear enunciation
*artistic representation is appropriately used
*3-5 minute limit
*consistent, effective eye contact
*outstanding enunciation and rate
*exceptionally well presented artistic representation