Get Lit Curriculum Options

In School Program

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 Schools Program includes comprehensive training and professional development by our education staff, as well as continued Get Lit support and resources throughout the school year. Prices vary depending on location.

  • 12 hours of professional development for up to 4 attendees at Get Lit’s Poetic Convergence
  • license to teach the curriculum for 1 year
  • all 12-week curriculum materials (Lit Kit)
  • a BLITZ performance by our GLPs for the school
  • 2 mentor visits by Get Lit teaching artists
  • entry for a team of 4-6 poets in the Classic Slam
  • access to our private, online Teachers’ Lounge

Words Ignite Course

As part of our ongoing work to dismantle systemic barriers to success for our students, in addition to providing our 12- to 24-week In-School program for grades 4-12, in 2017 we expanded this program to an advanced, full year course for grades 9-12. This course includes our textbook, “Words Ignite,” featuring top contemporary poets as well as traditional classics and student poems. The University of California has approved this expanded course as an “A-G” provider, satisfying both the “G” General Elective credit as well as the “B” English credit. This is a major development as students in under-resourced areas are often not able to get the credits they need to graduate and attend California universities because enough “A-G” courses are offered at their high schools. Furthermore, because of its track record of success in engaging students who are at risk of missing an on-time graduation, the Los Angeles Unified School District has approved our curriculum as a certified Intervention Course for 9th and 10th grade.

  • 12 hours of professional development for up to 4 attendees at Get Lit’s LA Poetic Convergence
  • license to teach the curriculum for 1 year
  • Words Ignite textbook, Get Lit Rising and all 12-week curriculum materials (Lit Kit)
  • a BLITZ performance by our GLPs for the school
  • 4 mentor visits by Get Lit teaching artists
  • entry for a team of 4-6 poets in the Classic Slam
  • access to our private, online Teachers’

Get Lit Residency (price vary depending on location)

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.

  • 12-week curriculum taught by one of Get Lit’s highly-trained teaching artists
  • a BLITZ performance by our GLPs for the school
  • entry for a team of 4-6 poets in the Classic Slam
  • access to our private, online Teachers’ Lounge