Genre- Poetry

joyful-noiseTitle: Joyful Noise

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Harper & Row

Date: 1988

Age Level: Elementary (3-4) or Upper (5-6)

Summary: “A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.”

Strengths: I absolutely loved these poems. They were so fun. I read them alone and then had to find a friend to read them along with me. It made them so much better. I think these are the kinds of poems that students would enjoy reading. They are easy to read and understand. You can add as much expression to them as you would like and you can just have fun!

Concerns: I honestly have no concerns about these poems. They are awesome!!

Classroom Use: The teacher could use these in a Poetry Unit. Before the teacher started a topic, she/he could have a pair of students read the poems in front of the class. It would be neat to have students memorize the poems and perform some kind of skit with the poems along with props. The teacher could also have students make their own poems like Fleischman’s.

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Published in: on March 5, 2009 at 1:30 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I’m so glad you read these aloud – that really brings poetry to life in a way that reading to yourself can never do!


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