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Declamation

Resources for declamation. Includes links to archived declamation performances, sources for material.

Introduction

Prize Declamation

                                


Prize Declamation winners, May 2018. First prize: Aaron Achildiyev, Class I, 2nd place: Soumia Litim, Class I, 3rd place: Dasha Belobokova, Class II, 4th place: Xiadi Zhai, Class I. Charles Ma won for best declaimer for Class III and IV. Photo courtesy of BLSA

 

Class declamation

Students in grades 7-10 are typically required to declaim a selection in their English classes three times during the academic calendar. Students’ class performances are graded on accuracy, interpretation, and oratorical skill. Declamation grades appear on the report cad as a separate column designated as “visual/performing arts,” although they are not factored into a student’s GPA. 

  • Students have additional opportunities to declaim in many modern foreign languages and classics courses.
  • Students cannot repeat a text at any point in their BLS careers for class declamation.
  • Students can view these class declamations as practice and consider using one of these pieces as try-out material for Public Declamation.