Poetry Out Loud in the Classroom
Every year thousands of teachers integrate Poetry Out Loud into their curricula. These links will help you to run a successful program in your classroom.
Visit the National POL website for great teaching resources including:
- Valuable tips for teaching Poetry Out Loud
- Lesson plans and a suggested class schedule
- Program accessibility
- NCTE and Common Core Standards
Organizing a School-wide Contest Are you ready to set up a contest at your school? Download the Complete Judge's Guide.
Our Google docs page has all of the tools you need in order to organize and run a successful Poetry Out Loud event.
- Accuracy Score Sheet (PDF)
- Contest Evaluation Sheet (PDF)
- Level of Complexity Q&A (PDF)
- Evaluation Criteria and Tips (PDF)
- Judge’s Guide (PDF)
- Participation Certificate (PDF)
- Prompter Instructions (PDF)
- Sample Tally Sheet (Excel File)
- Scoring Rubric (PDF)
- Teacher Checklist (PDF)
You can also visit the National POL website for additional teaching resources including:
- Organizing a school-wide competition
- Selecting Judges and Judge Preparation
- Publicity Tips
- Video: Advice for Judges
To be a part of the official Poetry Out Loud program, please register online by November 7, 2016.
For more information about Poetry Out Loud, please contact Argy Nestor, Director of Arts Education at the Maine Arts Commission, at 207/287-2713 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.