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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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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 |
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  Jquimbey | Jul 22, 2015 |
JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES has fourteen different poems in the book. Just like the title suggest for two voices, this poetry is better to be read by two people together which is referred to as Poetry duets. The poems must be read from top to bottom with one person taking the left hand side and the other taking the text on the right. Where lines meet together on the same level, the readers recite their lines in unison. These poems are humorous. The poems are titled by fourteen different insects. The poems are written free verse. The strange way they are written is very interesting and artful. Reading the book alone does not allow the insight of why the book is written.
Personal Reaction
When I first tried to read the book I did not like it. I did a little research on the book and then I understood that it was written to be read by two voices. The book would be for older students of course. I cannot wait to try this in class.
Classroom Extensions
1. Read the book aloud in class using two students.
2. Use the poetry to put on a play Shakespeare style.
3. Research each insect mentioned in the book and compare to the writings. ( )
  Rayma_Powers | Jul 18, 2015 |
Read my review of the audiobook version of this 1989 Newbery Medalist and an earlier, similar book (I Am Phoenix) by the same author, both poetry for two voices, at http://newberryproject.blogspot.com/2008/07/joyful-noisei-am-phoenix.html.
  rdg301library | May 24, 2015 |
Joyful Noise is a poetry book that can creatively be used in the classroom. The text of the poems are simple, yet impactful. The poems are meant to be read by two voices or two groups. There are sounds that are emphasized throughout each poem that give off the imitation of the insect the poem is resembling. The pictures are not elaborate. This book would be great in a classroom of middle-aged children. ( )
  McKenzieS | Apr 17, 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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