Our 4th Grade poetry curriculum has an emphasis on performing poetry. And one of the most interesting, demanding, and cool ways to showcase this is by using poems that require multiple voices. We look at Joyful Noise poems and MathTalk, but the most challenging is Big Talk, by Paul Fleischman.
Of the three poems featured in this book, the first one is probably the most accessible by 4th graders. The following is a showcase of this first poem, "Quiet Evenings".