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Recitation Tips

Nervous about reciting? Not sure what to do with your hands? Concerned about eye contact or volume or completely forgetting your poem when faced with an audience? Have no fear (or less fear at least) and check out our collection of videos featuring students like you performing and giving tips on how to get through it like a pro. 

Students from regional competitions give their strategies on memeorizing and reciting poetry

Learning Recitation Series: A great Best Practices guide for reciters

Watch the videos of past National Finalists on our YouTube channel

ASL National Finals recitation

Take a deep breath and go for it! You'll be great!

Family & Friends

Celebrate the season with poems of friends and family
The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bright Copper Kettles by Vijay Seshadri
Candles by Carl Dennis
Dressing My Daughters by Mark Jarmon
Eating Together by Li-Young Lee
Father by Edgar Albert Guest
Grandfather by Michael Ryan
[if mama / could see] by Lucille Clifton
Immigrant Picnic by Gregory Djanikian
Learning to Love America by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Mi Historia by David Dominguez
On an Unsociable Family by Elizabeth Hands
What to Say Upon Being Asked to be Friends by Julian Talamantez Brolaski