Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

Image result for joyful noise poems for two voicesJoyful noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman illustrations by Eric Beddows
Grades: 4-7th
Lexile Level: NP

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These poems are written to be read out loud by two people, sometimes the lines are said in tandem, sometimes one at a time, and sometimes together but with different words. This emphasizes the performance aspect of reading, and forces the reader to read carefully, accurately, and to practice (all good literacy skills). The insect information is mostly scientifically accurate, though insects are anthropomorphized and given poetic license.

Suggested activities:
Read, practice, perform. Follow up with a mini research project investigating an insect of your choosing and create your own two-voice poem.