Tagged Performance

Preparing to Perform: Practicing Peer Feedback

by Erika Luckert At the end of most T&W programs, we hold a celebration that launches an anthology of student work and features performances of poems by a selection of student readers. While not every student will perform their work onstage, it’s important to me as an educator that every student feels a part of…

Using Poetry to Jump Start Performance

In this workshop, poetry collective Flatline Poetry uses poetry to get students more comfortable with public speaking. The lesson helps students prepare for everything from presenting in the classroom to appearing before larger audiences and can be adapted for use in getting students ready for Poetry Out Loud competitions.   This lesson plan is designed…

POETRY OUT LOUD: Painting an Image with Voice

POETRY OUT LOUD: FROM THE INSIDE   Personally, I’ve never been afraid of being loud and having my voice heard. This may seem to have no relation to Poetry Out Loud, but honestly, any special characteristic about you is what you portray to the audience. My name is Asiya Hassan; I currently attend Herricks High…

Poetry Out Loud: Poems Speak

POETRY OUT LOUD: FROM THE INSIDE   This year will mark my first experience with Poetry Out Loud. My name is Morgan Gaetano, and I am a high school sophomore at Newburgh Free Academy in New York who has been writing for about five years. Writing was always something I wanted to do; I love…

Getting Started with Poetry Out Loud

POETRY OUT LOUD: From the Inside   Last year, being the first year I participated in POL was one of the best experiences I’ve had in high school so far. My name is Delia, I am now in 10th grade, and last year I went to the regional competition for Poetry Out Loud. I remember…

Poetry Out Loud Writing Program in NYC

T&W invites you to celebrate 2015 New York state champ Nikki Metzger and the other young people taking part in Poetry Out Loud across the country by viewing a video about our recent poetry program at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). T&W manages POL-a national recitation competition for high school students-statewide, and our work at PPAS was part…

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