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Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears
by Laura Apol and Jodi Harris
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.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.
Grades 6 – 8 | Professional Library | Book
Jaime Wood offers middle school English language arts teachers material for teaching poetry by Nikki Giovanni, Li-Young Lee, and Pat Mora; the text includes graphic organizers and other resources.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.