Robert P. Brabham Middle School

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Oral Reading

 A+ Oral Reading
"Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. The oral reading competition should be an extension of the classroom literary and language arts activities in poetry, short stories and children's fiction. See the link below for frequently asked questions about oral reading.

Students in grades 7 and 8 read selections of prose or poetry according to the following schedule:

  • 2016 - 2017 - prose
  • 2017 - 2018 - poetry
  • 2018 - 2019 - prose

Each may be a single reading, a cutting from a longer selection, or a combination of several selections. The same selection may be read in all rounds, but different selections are permissible. Selections must be published although the author may be unknown or anonymous. Prose readings may include sketches, fables, tales, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries and the like. The maximum time for each presentation is six minutes. The selection may be a cutting from a short story or novel of may be nonfiction."

Where to find pieces? Try looking at winners of Children's Literature Awards.
Coach- Mrs. Gilliland
Coach- Mrs. Rodriguez