How It Works
How does Poetry Out Loud work in New Jersey?
Any teacher or administrator at a New Jersey public, charter, parochial school or home school organization serving grades 9-12, or the age/grade equivalent can register for the program.
Registered schools must implement the NJPOL program between the months of September – early January in any classroom, club or after-school program. Schools will receive:
- Free multimedia toolkits, which include: a teacher's guide complete with lesson plans, audio and DVD support materials, and posters
- Free, flexible curriculum plan
- Updates and support from the NJPOL Coordinator and their prospective regional partner throughout the year.
Schools must plan to host a school-wide or classroom-level competition in early January. Contests should include:
- Minimum of two students
- Contest judges
- Each school selects one winner to attend a regional contest
Any school registering for NJPOL will receive book(s) of poetry from our partner, CavanKerry Press.