Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. Please feel free to use available resources below.
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in Spring 2019.
Online Study Guides
Every year thousands of teachers integrate Poetry Out Loud into their curricula. This section has everything you need to run a successful program in your classroom.
Audio and Visual Resources
Listen to Poetry
This audio guide contains distinguished actors and poets reading and speaking about poetry. Listen to these tracks to help you or your students master the art of recitation.
Watch these National Final recitations and evaluate the strengths (and weaknesses!) of each, according to Poetry Out Loud evaluation criteria. Discuss the merits of these performances, which ones the you like best and why and how the poems are different when read versus recited.
Poetry Out Loud is not intended to replace classroom activities like creative writing. In fact, the two naturally complement each other. For that reason, we have created a number of optional writing activities and lesson plans for teachers.
Professional Development Workshops
Free Workshops for teachers
Bring poetry to life in your classroom! Professional development credits are available. Find dates and details for upcoming workshops.
Travel and Workshop Assistance
Travel and Workshop Fund
NJPOL will provide a limited number of grants to educational entities for travel to a NJ Poetry Out Loud Regional or State Final Contest or to hold a POL student workshop or professional development workshop for classroom teachers.
Teacher Discussion Group
Join the NJPOL Teacher Discussion Group!
NJPOL invites all teachers involved in the program to join a Facebook page created just for teachers to discuss the POL program, sharing thoughts, experiences, and questions. This will be a working resource for all teachers following the POL curriculum.