Here is an abbreviated rubric to use for assessing ESL student with reading and reciting.

Criteria
Not Yet
Beginning
Developing
Well Developed
Remembers Songs, Poems and Chants
· Does not choose to participate in songs, poems and chants
· Does not recite these accurately
· Recites songs, chants or poems with others in chorus
· Recites some simple, well-practiced chants or songs with prompts
· Participates occasionally with encouragement of teacher
· Recites chants, songs or poems practised by the group
· Participates with ease and enthusiasm
· Independently recites poems, songs and chants accurately