Using the same energy and ingenuity we put into our performances, Poetry Alive!’s In-Service programs for language arts educators are designed to accomplish two main goals.
First of all, we provide hands-on, ready-to-use classroom activities--no special stage, lighting, costumes, or theatrical experience needed.
Secondly, we introduce teachers to a methodology which will energize your school’s entire language arts curriculum.
Poetry Alive! is more than a show or a collection of classroom exercises; Poetry Alive! is a fresh and educationally proven way to think about poetry.
Instead of asking what a poem means, Poetry Alive! asks "How would you stage a poem?" When students stage a poem, analysis and interpretation become concrete and tangible for students.
Each In-Service day will vary according to grade level and other special needs. As a rule, the in-service will begin with a Poetry Alive! show. (Note: in order to fully understand the Poetry Alive! method teachers must experience a performance themselves.) This is a "hands-on" workshop. Below is a list of topics covered during a typical In-Service Program.
* - Single workshop presenter situations only. If two senior presenters are desired, full day fee applies for EACH presenter.