Many of our students have heard about or read Aesop’s Fables. While Aesop is generally considered a Greek, his fables/stories were known, read, or told by many in the Roman community.
For this project the student will select one of Aesop’s Fables, memorize and recite it for the class. The fables are in print form (at the local bookstore or library) and available on-line.
The fables will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. No two students in a class may recite the same fable.
Fable selection is due ______________. Selections done prior to this date, or changed at a later date will result in a 0 for this grade.
Fable selection – due ________________ – participation grade
Fable presentation – due _____________– project grade
|25 points||20 points||10 points||0 points|
Fable is recited from memory with no errors or pauses
Fable is recited from memory with pauses to reflect on next statement
Fable is recited from memory with multiple pauses or errors resulting in repeating or starting over
Fable is not memorized
Recitation is clear and easily heard by all
Recitation is clear but not audible to entire class
Recitation is muffled and difficult to hear
Recitation is not understood due to mumbling or lack of volume
Interaction is appropriate to engage the listener
Interaction includes nervous laughter
Interaction with students is inappropriate for the presentation
Student neglects the listener while presenting
Presentation includes dramatic flair both verbal and physical
Presentation is done with overemphasizing verbal or dramatic flair
Presentation includes either verbal or physical dramatic flair
Presentation is clear but with little verbal or physical dramatic flair
*Outstanding presentations may be selected to perform on Grandparents’ day.