Children’s Literature

A student presents poetry or prose selection for children.

  1. Students have a 10 minute (30 second grace period)
  2. An introduction is memorized and not lasting more than 60 seconds.
  3. The student has chosen appropriate to children between the ages of kindergarten and six grade. The introduction should state the age group and the presentation should appeal to that group.
  4. A text is required and therefore limits movement so the voice and facial reactions should be used in judging the presentation. NO props or costumes.
  5. The student should maintain a balance of eye contact between the script and the audience.
Message from the League Director

Welcome to the 2021-2022 tournament season!  We’re looking forward to an awesome competition season, albeit online. We plan to conduct all debate and limited prep events in real-time online, and will be conducting other speech events via asynchronous online competition (through recorded performances).    Good luck to everyone as we prepare for amazing competitions!