Alabama Competition 2014
How to Join Poetry Out Loud
Join the Thousands of teachers who have become inspired, had fun and surprising success "making poetry matter" for students.
Joining Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest is a great way to teach poetry and help students with written and oral communication skills. Poetry Out Loud was designed so that teachers may easily implement this "poetry bee" contest in the classroom. Poetry Out Loud awards more than $100,000 in prizes to students and schools at the state and national levels.
Teachers love the program because it
Poetry Out Loud satisfies most of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) English Language Arts Standards. In addition to memorizing and performing great poems, students will have the opportunity to discuss poetry and—if the teacher wishes to use the supplemental lesson plans—to write poetry of their own.
Steps to Join Poetry Out Loud—the only national poetry contest for high school students:
Get Started. For an overview of the program, classroom tools, and model recitations visit
Get Connected. Contact the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education to officially sign up your school to become part of the National Poetry Out Loud competition. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get Out Your Calendar. Poetry Out Loud classroom contests and district/regional contests typically happen throughout winter and the state competition happens in early spring, culminating in the National Finals in the nation’s capitol April 25-27, 2010.
review our program guidelines and use the Poetry Out Loud Website for
specifics on the National Program: www.poetryoutloud.org
links here to: Program Overview, Structure Graphic, And New Rules FAQ]
may be made by individual teacher or by school. Grades 9-12 only please.
Please use one of these forms to complete and return to email@example.com
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further information you may contact your Regional coordinator
or Call Diana Green at 334-242-4076, Ext. 241
Get Motivated. See what teachers are saying about their work with Poetry Out Loud at www.poetryoutloud.org/teachers/quotes.html.