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ERIC Number: ED122256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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The Verse Choir, A "Back-Door Approach" to Reading and Learning.
Povenmire, E. Kingsley
The dynamics of verse can be tapped to serve individual readers at the elementary and secondary levels. Choral speaking, or any group speaking together, can eliminate the fear of failure for the lone reader. A verse choir can be organized to use pitch, power, phrasing, tempo, voice quality, and movement to interpret a piece of literature. Although statistical proof that speaking together encourages success in reading is elusive, the verse choir's atmosphere of confidence and unity are immeasurable benefits. More tangible results include an improvement in vocabulary, increased curiosity about the written word, improved speech skills, and a fuller understanding of the rhythm and meaning of poetry. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)