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ERIC Number: ED022763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 5
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Choral Speaking.
Moore, William
A Publication of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, v1 n1 p79-82 Summer 1968
Choral speaking in the classroom can heighten students' appreciation of poetry and give them an opportunity to express emotion in groups rather than as individuals. For first attempts at choral speaking, material with a humorous or a ghostly flavor, a good strong rhythm, and a narrative line should be selected. Both the teacher and the students should study the material carefully to determine its literary aspects and an appropriate oral reading. The class can be divided into light, medium, and dark voices; two groups of different sizes can speak antiphonally; or solo voices can work along with groups of different sizes. Like singing choirs, speaking choirs work best if there is a conductor as a focal point. Enjoyment of literature and creative oral expression is the primary objective of this group activity. (JS)
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