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ERIC Number: EJ906749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
"One Question Leads to Another": The Value of Talk in the Choral Reading of Poetry
Trousdale, Ann; Bach, Jacqueline; Willis, Elizabeth
Voices from the Middle, v18 n2 p46-54 Dec 2010
This qualitative study of sixth graders in a language arts classroom explores how interpreting poems for choral reading deepened, enriched, and expanded their interpretations of poetry. Key factors in the process included students' sense of freedom to interpret poetry in multiple ways, listening to their own and others' voices speaking the lines of the poems, intimacy and trust developed in small-group work, and the opportunity to express their feelings through performance of the poems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A