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Poetic License:

Goals & Audience


To serve as a catalyst, providing an initial spark to get young people interested in writing

Target Audience

Youths, mostly teens, in informal settings and schools

Standards Addressed

Poetic License addresses the standards for the English Language Arts as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Poetic License covers the following:

  • Standard 4: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
  • Standard 5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Standard 11: Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and members of a variety of literacy communities.
  • Standard 12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

For more information, contact the National Council for Teachers of English at 800-369-6283 or go to

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