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September 4, 2018

Poetry Out Loud 2019 Registration Open!

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Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education 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 advance to a school-wide competition, then to the state competition, and ultimately to the national finals in Washington, DC. 

Contestants recite works they selected from an anthology of more than 900 classic and contemporary poems. Students participating in the Poetry Out Loud program have benefited from educational materials created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. These standards-based curriculum materials include an online anthology, a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, and video and audio on the art of recitation. Schools are welcome to download these free resources at poetryoutloud.org, or check out the new California Poetry Out Loud website

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your school signed up for the 2019 countywide competition!

Important dates:
December 3, 2018—School/Teacher Registration Due
February 2nd or 9th (TBD), County Finals Competition (PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICTS!)
March 3-4, 2019—CA State Finals Competition
April 29-May 1, 2019—Poetry Out Loud National Finals

We will need to have some preliminary information by OCTOBER 15th including:

*school name
*name of lead teacher for school along with email and phone #
*how many other teachers will be providing the program in their classrooms
*approx how many youth will be directly participating? (reciting)
*approx how many youth will be indirectly reached? (audience)
*when will you hold your school competition?


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