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ERIC Number: EJ907541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Recording Students to Bring Poetry Alive
Thibeault, Matthew D.
General Music Today, v24 n2 p42-47 Jan 2011
Poems are filled with musicality. Poetry and music are often described using similar terms: meter, cadence, phrase, form, and more. Poetry also has physical qualities recognized ever since the Greeks classified poetic meter in feet. In this article, the author presents a project that works well across the age spectrum: recording expressive poetry readings by students. This type of assignment overflows with opportunities to perform and interpret, record and edit, share, critique, and celebrate. The author also provides some tips for recording poetry and suggests some projects for K-5 classrooms. (Contains 3 figures, 1 note and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois