• The Oral Language Festival is a competitive event where students recite and perform an interpretation of a piece of children's literature. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to creatively express their love of literature using dramatic speaking skills.  In addition, students gain confidence to perform for an audience. 
    4th - 8th grade students may compete in one of six categories:
    • Serious Solo
    • Humorous Solo
    • Serious Duo - 2 students
    • Humorous Duo - 2 students
    • Verse Choir - 3 - 6 students
    • Impromptu Speech 
    2017 District Competition will be held the week of November 13, 2017 for all Elementary (grades 4 - 6) and Middle School participants.
    Monday 11/13 - Humorous Solo
    Tuesday 11/14 - Serious Solo and Serious Duo
    Wednesday 11/15 - Humorous Duo, Verse Choir, Impromptu
    The top three entries in each category will move on to compete at the Regional Oral Language Festival with students from Rosedale, Fruitvale, Norris, and Rio Bravo-Greeley schools. 
    Junior High Regional - Tuesday, December 5th - Norris Middle School
    Elementary Regional - Thursday, December 14th - Almondale Elementary

    From the Regional competition, the top two entries in each category (except Impromptu Speech) will move on to compete at the Kern County Oral Language Festival.