WHS POL 2018

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“You have to study and learn so you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. It is your house of treasure and no one in the world can interfere with it. If you won the Irish Sweepstakes and bought a house that needed furniture would you fill it with bits and pieces of rubbish? Your mind is your house and if you fill it with rubbish from the cinemas it will rot your head. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes (2008)

Option 1

Students have an option to create a video or a live recitation in class (no standing up and reading). To qualify for the school-wide competition, a student must do a live recitation in class.

Professional Video Examples:

The Human Family by Maya Angelou

The Tyger by William Blake (good example of pacing)

Student Exemplar 1-WHS 2017 Winning Video

Student Exemplar 2-WHS 2017 Runner Up


Option 2

If students would like to be considered for the school-wide competition, they must memorize a poem and recite it in front of the class.

Video of WHS 2016 School-Wide Competition 

(31:44 JD Ndayishimiye WHS school-wide winner)

(1:32 Alhassan Kareem WHS Runner-Up)

Southern Maine Regional Finals (JD performs at 1:58)

Maine State Winner 2017 from Gardiner

Video of the 2017 POL National Winner

Pinterest Fantasy Board

Dates

All school-wide competitions must be completed by January 9th.

Class Competitions By Dec 13, 2017 Individual Classrooms
School-Wide Competition December 20, 2017 WHS Auditorium

Judges:

Ms. Deveaux

Mr.Anctil

Ms. Mullen

Accuracy Judge:

 

Line Prompter:

 

Scorer:

Southern Maine Workshop February 5, 2017 Portland Public Library
Southern Maine Regionals February 28, 2017 PAC, Westbrook M.S.
Maine State Finals March 12, 2017 Waterville Opera House

 

Standards Based Rubric:

Key Ideas and Details (RL+RI 1-3)                                                                               
4 3 2 1
Student identifies themes or central ideas and synthesize in detail their development and relationships across multiple poems, providing an objective summaries and citing strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis Student identifies a theme or central idea of a poe, and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, providing an objective summary and citing strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis   Student identifies a theme or central idea of a poem,  providing a limited summary. Student provides an inaccurate summary or incorrectly identifies a central idea.
Craft and Structure (RL+RI 4-6) Student synthesizes the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone  in multiple related works.   Student analyzes the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

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Student demonstrates basic understanding of how text structure and/or word choice contribute to meaning and tone. Student demonstrates a limited understanding of meaning and tone.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (SL4-6) Present information, clearly, and concisely, making exceptional use of dramatic performance or  digital media tools and strategies to enhance the presentation and engage the audience and demonstrating command of formal English and understanding of the poem.   Present information, clearly, and concisely, making strategic use of dramatic performance or digital media and demonstrating command of formal English and understanding of the poem. Present information, with limited evidence of understanding, making limited use of digital media.

Language and performance may be too informal or inappropriately matched to the audience/topic.

Present information with limited/ no evidence of understanding  or use of digital media.

Poetry Out Loud Competition Rubric