Today, we are bringing you a FREE downloadable lesson plan! This lesson, inspired by Paul Fleischman’s book, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, integrates the science of life cycles and theatre, also referred to as life cycle theatre. This lesson can easily be adapted to integrate any unit of study in any content area with theatre.
Joyful Noise is a collection of poems of the insect world, written to be read aloud by two voices—sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous. This is a great vehicle for learning factual information about insects in a way that touches on a number of ELA and Theatre standards, and an even better vehicle for inspiring student-created two-voice poems on ANY unit of study! Although this arts integration lesson plan is written for the life cycles of organisms, it can easily be adapted for any unit of study. Imagine the possibilities- students writing two-voice poems on scientific concepts such as weather and space, historical figures and eras, artists and musicians, or literary characters and authors!
Life Cycle Lesson
Find Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices HERE.
Brianne is a former music educator from Chicago and current graduate class instructor with EdCloset’s Learning Studios. She earned her Masters degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and has over a decade of experience in the elementary general music classroom. With her experience in the performing arts, Brianne is dedicated to building connections between the arts and Common Core Standards, 21st century learning skills, inquiry and project-based learning. In addition to her work with EducationCloset, Brianne is a yoga instructor in the Chicagoland area. You can also find Brianne here: https://artsintersection.wordpress.com/