• Tracy Atkins - Oral Reading - Room E102


    Practice times - TBA

    tatkins@dentonisd.org - 369-2416




    oral reading 


    Oral Reading Grades 6-8

    As students prepare a piece of prose or poetry to read out loud, they learn to analyze the text as a literary critic, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. All of these apply to the oral reading competition, which should be an extension of the classroom literary and language arts activities in poetry, short stories and children’s’ fiction.  There is a 6 minute time limit on the selectionSixth graders read poetry each year.  Seventh and eighth graders alternate each year between poetry and prose:  this year is poetry.