L.I: To perform a narrative poem.
Watch ‘The Listeners’ by Walter De La Mare. This shows the oral performance skills that I would like the you to aim for when performing your own poems. Note the use of pace, pauses, pitch, emphasis and volume.
You will be performing your poem today: you can either create and film your own shadow puppet performance or perform and record a voice over using the original video.
It is essential that you explore the following when performing.
Consider the punctuation you have used in your poems as instructions for performance.
Are there elements of your poems that would work better with more than one voice / echo / layering? How might volume be important?
Please record your performance of your poem and send to your class teacher.