Poem Presentation

poem is ” the road not taken from robert frost “


For the “Class Presentation” portion of the activity, create your own power point slide show. Incorporate images as well as text. Remember, you are essentially “teaching” your poem, so be clear in your explanation. You can make personal connections if appropriate, or even relate the poem to a song, movie, book, etc. with similar themes.

Your presentation should do the following:

Address style and structure

Summarize the poem

Provide details about the main idea

Analyze the tone and mood

Describe the rhythm/meter

Identify the rhyme pattern

Identify repetition, alliteration, and assonance

Analyze the theme of the poem

Relate the poem to a song, movie, book, or personal experience

See the following rubric:

Indicator/Point Value


Instructor Comments


Point Value: 35

· Presentation contains a minimum of 10 slides not including the title slide or works cited slide.

· Presentation is animated between slides and/or on the slides themselves.

· Presentation maintains a cohesive theme (not just a white background).

· Presentation background is not too busy or dark to make reading the words hard.

· Presentation is not too wordy, but does demonstrate an understanding of the questions asked for each slide.

· Presentation looks professional, cohesive, and concise.

Indicator: Content

Point Value: 50

· Title slide includes a creative name for the presentation and student name.

· At least 5 multi-media elements must be included (images, videos, hyperlinks, etc.).

· Works Cited slide include

· Presentation:

· Addresses style and structure

· Summarizes the poem

· Provides details about the main idea

· Analyzes the tone and mood

· Describes the rhythm/meter

· Identifies the rhyme pattern

· Identifies repetition, alliteration, and assonance

· Analyzes the theme of the poem

· Relates the poem to a song, movie, book, or personal experience

· Presentation demonstrates a clear understanding of the poem and effectively teaches it.

Indicator: Correct English grammar is met.

Point Value: 15

· Writing is free of spelling or word use errors.

· Writing is free of run-on sentences or sentence fragments.

· All punctuation is used appropriately.

· All proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences are capitalized appropriately.

· All other standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.

· Sentences vary in structure between simple, complex, compound, and complex-compound structures.

· Fully developed paragraphs have a minimum of four – five sentences each.

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