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Tehama County

Poetry Out Loud

An annual recitation of classical poetry by high school students in grades 9-12.

Qualified contestants compete at an annual event hosted by the Tehama County Arts Council.

The winner of the Tehama County Poetry Out Loud advances to the California State contest to compete for a spot in the National Poetry Out Loud finals in May.

For Students

Resources for students interested in poetry and participation in the competition.

  • Online Anthology

    Selection of POL poems available to students for recitation.

  • Recitation Videos

    What's it like to compete? Here is everything you need to to help you perform a successful recitation.

  • Tips on Reciting

    Enhance your performance with these professional recitation tips.

  • POL Conversation with Students

    A conversation with the 2020 POETRY OUT LOUD winner, Aiyanna Da'Briel and LACHSA Student and LA Youth Poet Laureate, Arlene Campa.

  • Scoring Rubric

    The scoring rubric is meant to provide a consistent measure against which to evaluate recitations.

  • Accuracy Score Sheet

    Score sheet used by the Accuracy Judge to track errors in accuracy.

For Teachers

Resources for teachers

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