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Joyful Noise: Poems For Two Voices (Turtleback School & Library Binding… (original 1988; edition 1992)

by Paul Fleischman, Eric Beddows (Illustrator)

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Title:Joyful Noise: Poems For Two Voices (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Authors:Paul Fleischman
Other authors:Eric Beddows (Illustrator)
Info:Turtleback (1992), School & Library Binding, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Newbery, non fiction, poetry

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (1988)

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Three stars for the book and five for the fun we had reading this book aloud. All of these poems were about insects. I was especially fond of the one about a moth and his unrequited love for a porchlight. So sad! ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
This is a Newbery winner, a collection of poems for two voices about bugs. I wish there had been more rhyme and meter in these poems, but it is a fun book to read aloud with others. I'm not sure how many kids would actually like reading this. ( )
  klburnside | Aug 11, 2015 |
2 students or 2 groups of students can read the poems at the same time (different lines for each that come together beautifully). Nice for building fluency and to just enjoy poems instead of analyzing them to death (which I'm wont to do anyway). ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Summary: Joyful Noise contains poems about different insects. The poems describe the appearance of each insect, its sounds, and its actions that they do.
Personal Reaction: Although the poems they were short. My favorite was the one about the fireflies because it reminds me of the fireflies that glow outside my house during the summer nights. The poem’s description was right on the dot.
Extension Ideas:
1.You could have the kids write their own poem about an insect.
2.You could have the children observe insects from the book. Bring a caterpillar into the class and watch it grow into a butterfly overtime so the kids can understand the poem about butterflies.
  Alicia917934 | Jul 24, 2015 |
Special features: This would be a wonderful addition to any school library, elementary or secondary. At either level, this book could be an introduction to poetry or a sample before having students create their own poems with partners using this style of two voices. It is also a valid resource for educating students on the life of insects.
  Jquimbey | Jul 22, 2015 |
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Winner of the 1989 Newbery Award, Joyful Noise is a children's book of poetry about insects that was designed for two readers to enjoy together. On each page are two columns of verse for children to alternate reading aloud about the lives of six-legged creatures ranging from fireflies writing in the sky to a love affair between two lice, crickets eating pie crumbs and the single day in the life of a mayfly. Charming large scale soft-pencil illustrations enhance the comical, easy-to-read text.

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A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.

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