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Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears

by Laura Apol and Jodi Harris

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Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears

Grades K – 8
Type Journal
Published March 1999
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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This article discusses the efforts of a fifth-grade teacher and a visiting poet to rekindle students' sense of poetic passion and pleasure and describes how the authors introduced students to poems for two voices.

 

Apol and Harris. "Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears." Language Arts 76(4) (March 1999): 314-322.

 

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