Pick a Perfect Poem to Perform

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Lesson Introduction: 

Students will read widely and deeply a variety of poetry from a poetry anthology. Students will develop an appreciation for variations and complexities in content, structure, theme, and overall effectiveness of individual poems. Students will also develop an understanding and appreciation for the oral performance and communication of poetry

Learning Objectives: 
  • reading comprehension of a variety of poetic genres
  • higher order thinking — developing a personal set of criteria for assessing poems
  • writing skills in journaling personal reactions
  • speaking skills in expressing personal tastes and opinions regarding poems; defending points of view; and debating and advocating for own personal choices 


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Poetry In Voice is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation. All of our resources are available online for free. You may also use our resources if you reside outside of Canada.