Beloved poet David L. Harrison has teamed up with fluency expert Timothy Rasinki and Gay Fawcett to create this fun and motivating resource for helping students develop fluency and comprehension. Forty poems written for two voices engage middle-grade students in reading and rereading with a purpose. The companion activities focus on key comprehension skills, including visualizing, summarizing, synthesizing, predicting, and inferring. Complete with lesson ideas and routines for using the poems, this collection will be a welcome addition to any teacher’s bookshelf.
Choral Reading: Poetry is ideal for choral reading as poems can easily be performed by a group. Our partner poems offer unique possibilities for choral reading. Instead of having individual students read each partner’s part, have groups of students chorally read the parts of each partner. In order for groups to read in unison and with appropriate expression, plenty of practice (repeated readings) will have to be done.