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Poetry Friday: Audio odysseys

This Friday, explore a classic in a new way … Add multimedia resources, like this audio Book Reading of Homer’s The Odyssey, when you are exploring this classic with students. Listen now with students to this dramatic excerpt to…
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Poetry Friday: Poems about place

While browsing TeachingBooks.net for audio Book Readings featuring poetry, I came across this dramatic audio performance of two poems from Curtis Crisler’s Tough Boy Sonatas (Front Street, 2007), a collection of 38 poems reflecting the experiences of boys growing up…
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Poetry Friday: June Jordan

In this audio clip you’ll hear Kathy Engel, friend of poet June Jordan, introduce and read from a collection of poems written by teens in Harlem, NYC in the 1960’s, entitled The Voice of the Children (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston,…
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Poetry Friday: Poems for two voices

Listen to this dramatic audio performance of “Grasshoppers” from Paul Fleischman’s book, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (HarperCollins, 1988). Have students perform poems from this book aloud, or challenge them to adapt favorite poems for a performance in two…
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Poetry Friday: Sharon Creech

Enjoy this dramatic audio performance of an excerpt from Sharon Creech’s Heartbeat (HarperCollins, 2004) and consider sharing this multimedia resource with your students or library patrons.  Creech’s poetic novel in free verse exemplifies the concept of rhythm, and what better…
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Poetry Friday: A Poet by Any Other Name

Teaching poetry? Utilize the TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide to introduce a new poet to students. By listening to these brief audio clips everyone can learn the correct pronunciation of the poet's name and perhaps get to hear a little bit more about the person behind the poetry being studied.
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Poetry Friday: Jack Prelutsky

In the audio clip below, former Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky performs a fun poem from his book What a Day It Was at School! (Greenwillow, 2006). Pair this audio performance with an additional read-aloud from Jack’s book, then consider…
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