Have poetry come alive in your classroom with our 12-week “teach the teacher” In Schools Program. Our common core-aligned curriculum is highly engaging, adding enrichment and rigor to any English or drama class. The In School program includes comprehensive training and professional development by our award-winning education staff, as well as continued Get Lit support and resources throughout the school year.
Get Lit also offers a University of California A-G-approved, common-core aligned full year and half year curriculum that fulfills eithers the the “G” General Elective credit as well as the “B” English credit. Complete with everything you need from warm-ups to rubrics this course is designed to be a rigorous deep-dive into poetry that strengthens and elevates English Language Arts and social-emotional skills. Built on the foundation of pairing classic poetry and spoken word response writing and performance, challenging students to ask “What is the impact of language?” and “How can we use poetry and other genres through evidence and argument to examine the world around us?” Words Ignite uses project-based learning, problem solving, and 21st century skills to develop students as great readers, writers, and performers. This course also focuses on peer-to-peer learning with collaborative teaching, research, writing, revision, workshops, publishing, and performance to help students synthesize and respond to poetic forms, universal themes, historical context, peer work, and the impact of literary devices. Students will engage in close reading, hone their craft, and offer critical critiques throughout this course. In short, they will act as both authors and advocates. As researchers, performers, and evaluators, they will be encouraged to examine the environment and rhetoric of the world around them
Book a residency with one of our dynamic and incredible Get Lit mentors. Residencies include a 12-week or 24-week residency taught by a certified and highly trained Get Lit teaching artist along with access to the curriculum, teachers lounge and more. Schools receive all the same benefits and resources as those enrolled in the In Schools Program, with the added resource of our teaching artists working weekly with you and your students to grow and develop as poets. Prices may vary depending on location.