Lesson Plan 4 for Joyful Noise – with FREE Audio

Enjoy this free audio lesson guide for 1989 Newbery Medal winner Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman. Lesson Plans are by Hillary Wolfe, librarian at Northview High School in Covina, California.

This lesson is derived from the “Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet” lesson on http://edsitement.neh.gov, and is a great introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, scansion, and understanding poetry for older or more advanced students.

Listen to or download (for a limited time) the audio clips below and download the corresponding lesson plan (in pdf format). Let us know what you think of our free lesson plans and audio by leaving us a comment!

Joyful NoiseLESSON 4 – Objective: Students will identify different meters and rhythms in poetry and determine the effect of tempo on mood and theme.
Joyful Noise – Lesson 4 – Lesson Plans
Joyful Noise – Lesson 4 – Student Worksheets
Joyful Noise audio – Book Lice
Joyful Noise audio – Whirligig Beetles

Listen online: Book Lice (for this week’s lesson)


Listen online: Whirligig Beetles (for this week’s lesson)

For more lesson plans and FREE audio for the rest of the poems in Joyful Noise, see our other posts in the FREE AUDIOBOOK LESSON GUIDES category. Would you like more free lesson plans? How do you like what you’ve seen so far? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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  2. I really like the audio files and attached lesson plans. I’ve found that students are more engaged with audio to accompany the text, especially when they can listen on the computer.

  3. […] Verbs, Alliteration, Metaphors and Similes Lesson Plans 3: Point of View Lesson Plans 4: Meter, Rhythm, and Tempo If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School by Kalli Dakos An […]

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