Poetry Out Loud

Invite Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest into Your High School’s ELA Classrooms!

Register your school to participate in Poetry Out Loud!

Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners will advance to the school-wide competition, then to the state capital competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC. More than 100,000 students are expected to take part in Poetry Out Loud this year!

Upon registration, teachers will receive dynamic teaching tools that will invoke students’ excitement about literature and poetry recitation, including sample lesson plans, audio CDs of poets reciting their own famous works, publicity materials for school competitions, and a DVD of winning student performances from the 2007 Poetry Out Loud National Finals.

If you would like to bring Poetry Out Loud to you school, download a registration form.

Registrations must be received by October 31st!

For more information about registration, contact Sharon Scarlata.