Upper school students in Ms. Foley’s English class worked with Poetry Out Loud teaching artist Regie Cabico to help prepare them for their poetry recitations. He taught them warm-ups, invited students to perform poems, and helped share performance critiques with the students. Next week students will be participating in their classroom Poetry Out Loud recitations The winners will compete for the schoolwide title, and proceed to the citywide competition. They have memorized poems for recitation, working on diction, emotion, pacing, and expression. Several teachers and administrators will participate in the judging, showcasing our school’s reverence for the spoken word.