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Every year thousands of teachers integrate Poetry Out Loud into their curricula. This guide has everything you need to run a successful program in your classroom.

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Understanding the Impact of POL

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Since starting Poetry Out Loud, I’ve learned how to be a better public speaker overall. I expected the skills I learned to perform well to only apply to performing and poetry, but even when speaking candidly in front of a large group I have found that I feel more comfortable, I articulate better, and the words come with an ease that I did not experience before.”

Honor Mealey
2019 AK POL Champ

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