​PRE-K POETRY PARTY 

 Celebrate literacy with award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli. Darren’s PRE-K POETRY PARTY is an interactive poetry presentation that teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of his poems. Each poem requires some type of participation or activity... students try to figure out the answers to poetry riddles, respond to questions that relate to Darren’s poems, recite and sing poems with him, become animated characters, and respond (line by line) to Darren’s interactive Yes or No poems. Darren’s high energy, charisma, and enthusiasm keep students focused and engaged the entire time.


Duration: 30 Minutes     Size: 2-3 Classes

BUILD-A-POEM WORKSHOPS

BUILD-A-POEM workshops are specifically designed for elementary and middle school students. During a workshop, Darren teaches students how to spice up their writing with humor, creativity, and imagination. After a short brain storming activity, Darren combines the student’s ideas with his own and writes an amazing rhyming poem with them. He shows them how to structure each line, paint pictures with their words, and demonstrates how to describe objects in a variety of ways. By the end of the workshop, they’ll have a fun, creative, imaginative poem that everyone is excited about.


​Duration: 45 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes     Up to 5 workshops per day

LAUGH-A-LOT POETRY - ASSEMBLIES

Darren Sardelli has a unique gift for showing students (of all ages) the cool and funny side of poetry.

During an assembly, Darren performs his humorous poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows students how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates the amazing things that people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. By the end of the day, students are eager to talk about Darren's poems, jot down their ideas, and write poetry on their own.


* Darren's K-2 assembly & 3rd-5th grade assembly are two entirely different shows. He helps younger students understand what poetry is and shows older students how powerful poetry can be.


Duration: K-2nd (45 Minutes) / 3rd-5th (1 Hour)

Programs For Pre School Students

Laughter is healing. Laughter is fun.

Laughter allows us to shine like the sun!

Poem Copyright © Darren Sardelli (All Rights Reserved)

BUILD-A-POEM WORKSHOPS
BUILD-A-POEM workshops are specifically designed for elementary and middle school students. During a workshop, Darren teaches students how to spice up their writing with humor, creativity, and imagination. After a short brain storming activity, Darren combines the student’s ideas with his own and writes an amazing rhyming poem with them. He shows them how to structure each line, paint pictures with their words, and demonstrates how to describe objects in a variety of ways. By the end of the workshop, they’ll have a fun, creative, imaginative poem that everyone is excited about.


​Duration: 45 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes     Up to 5 workshops per day

Programs For Middle School Students

POETRY MADE SIMPLE!

Interactive Workshops for Educators

Ever since Darren Sardelli visited his first school, he's made it his mission in life to make poetry entertaining and exciting for people of all ages. In this workshop, Darren talks about his journey as an author, performs his humorous and whimsical poems for the crowd, gives tips on how to make poetry interesting (in the classroom), shows educators different ways to teach poetry, and breaks down the writing process in a fun and enjoyable way. Darren has a gift for getting adults to tap into their imaginations and feel like a kid again.


Duration: 90 Minutes   * Conferences, Reading Councils, Keynote Presentations, & More

THE POWER OF WRITING!

Empowering Life Workshops For High School Students

​Poet and author, Darren Sardelli, adds a new flavor and spin to writing, showing high school students how powerful writing can truly be. During his workshop, Darren performs his captivating and compelling poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows the audience how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates what people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. Darren understands what high school students are interested in and knows how to capture their attention (using poetry they can relate to). Many of his poems have surprise endings, hilarious punch lines, and intriguing twists that open their imaginations. By the end of Darren's workshop, many students have a new understanding, appreciation, and love for writing and life.


   Duration: 45 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes     Up to 5 workshops per day

Presentations and Workshops For Educators

SKYPE WITH DARREN

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Empowering Poetry Presentations for Middle School Students
Poet and author, Darren Sardelli, adds a new flavor and spin to poetry, showing middle school students how powerful poetry can truly be. During his presentation, Darren performs his captivating and compelling poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows the audience how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates what people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. Darren understands what middle school students are interested in and knows how to capture their attention (using poetry they can relate to). Many of his poems have surprise endings, hilarious punch lines, and intriguing twists that open their imaginations. By the end of Darren's presentation, many students have a new understanding, appreciation, and love for poetry and life.


Duration: 45 minutes (4-5 classes)

* Darren is available for 2, 3, 4, and 5 day residencies

PARP - A Literacy Celebration

Kick off PARP with an energetic poet who leaves students with a new appreciation for reading and writing. 

Darren Sardelli shows young people the cool side of poetry. He makes students feel important, instills confidence in them, and helps them realize how valuable they truly are. Not only does he empower them with his creative poetry and inspiring words, he also teaches them how to express themselves in positive ways. Darren's PARP programs are known to delight, excite, and ignite imaginations.


Assemblies: K-2nd (45 Minutes) / 3rd-5th (1 Hour)

Darren Sardelli - The Funniest Poet in School

Programs For High School Students

All of Darren's programs recognize the Common Core Standards and the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Programs For Elementary School Students

Celebrate NATIONAL POETRY MONTH with a FUNNY POET!

​Darren Sardelli has been refereed to as the most energetic and entertaining poet on Long Island. He has a knack for getting people of all ages interested in poetry. If you're looking to book a poet (for any event) during National Poetry Month, please keep Darren in mind. 

Award Winning Poet and Author, Darren Sardelli

Programs for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, & High School Students

Hi everyone! I'm Darren Sardelli... award winning poet, children's book author, and motivational speaker. My poems are showcased in 20 children's books in the U.S and England, and 20+ textbooks (worldwide). My poetry has been featured on Radio Disney, in best selling books on the Scholastic Book List, and is being used in lesson plans all around the world. Since 2004, I've visited over 600 schools... where I've turned countless students and educators onto poetry. My program, Laugh-A-Lot Poetry, has been recognized by Suffolk Boces as a Top 10 School Program on Long Island (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2015). If you’d like your students to experience something unique that stimulates their minds, sparks their creativity, and inspires them in ways they’ve never imagined, please keep me in mind. I have a gift for making poetry fun and exciting for students of all ages.

FAMILY POETRY NIGHT
FAMILY POETRY NIGHT is a family show that combines poetry, comedy, motivational speaking, interaction, and fun. Darren shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows the audience the cool books his poems are featured in, and demonstrates what people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. While performing his captivating and compelling poems for the audience, Darren engages students and their parents in a variety of ways... bringing them together and keeping them laughing the entire time.


​Duration: 45 minute show (followed by a book signing)

Copyright © Darren Sardelli. All rights reserved.

* Darren is available for 2, 3, 4, and 5 day residencies

If you'd like to have Darren visit your school or speak at your next event, please email Darren at LaughAlotPoetry@gmail.com or give him a call - (516) 658-1453.

Skype with The Funniest Poet in School!

A skype visit from an author can be just as exciting as a school visit. In fact, there are many advantages to skyping with Darren... the students get a chance to interact, one on one, with him, a smaller group setting allows everyone to participate in his presentation, and he can answer everyone's questions and ask them questions as well. During a skype session, Darren shows students his poetry books, talks about where he gets his ideas from, performs his humorous and whimsical poems for the crowd, gives tips on how to write creative poetry, and acts out poetry with students. It's an inspiring day for everybody! Giggles guaranteed!


​Duration: 1 Hour     Size: 1-2 Classes