Nearly 4500 high schools across the country and 112 high schools in Pennsylvania participate in the annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) national recitation contest! Join us! Your high school’s champion will participate in the regional finals; the regional champion will participate in the state finals. Our region includes Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean and Potter counties. The state champion will travel expense-free to Washington, DC for the national finals.
Poetry Out Loud is a free program offered to every high school student in Pennsylvania. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Studying literature, including poetry, practicing speaking, listening, language and reading skills strongly supports your district’s curriculum. You may see the teachers’ guide at: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/teaching-resources/teacher-preparation
· Offer the program as an extra credit project, after school program’s project, or use some or all of the lesson plans offered on-line teacher’s guide.
· Whatever you plan, the end result should be one winner from your school who will participate in the regional contest scheduled for November 3rd in the Pitt Bradford Blaisdell Hall..
What Must Students Do?
Choose a poem from the POL anthology to memorize and recite. Nearly 800 are on-line. SOME POEMS HAVE BEEN RETIRED. GO TO http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/ineligible-poems
The Winner . . . . Each school’s winner will then participate in the regional contest scheduled for November 3rd in the Pitt Bradford Blaisdell Hall...
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The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.