Seriously, look at this:
Memorizing and Performing a Favorite Poem
Author(s) Shannon Doyne, The New York Times Learning Network
Overview of Lesson Plan: Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Language Arts
In this lesson, students memorize a poem, then write it from memory and recite it for others, and for possible inclusion on a class podcast or video. They also reflect on the value of committing poems to memory.
Review the Academic Content Standards related to this lesson.
Suggested Time Allowance:
1-2 class periods.