Choral Reading Selections


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(If the sections for "all" are too long, you can break them up with solo parts. To make changes in a poem: ctrl-a to highlight the Web page, ctrl-c to copy it to clipboard, open Microsoft Word, ctrl-v to paste onto Microsoft Word)
Suggestion: teach one poem a month and give a performance in the spring. Example of a costume: long-sleeved shirt + (tie or silk scarf) + hat from home
Abdullah Bulbul Amir
The Babbitt and the Bromide
   Watch a video of this poem here
The Groom's Story
The Aged Pilot Man
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
Billy Boy
A Boy's Song
Concord Hymn
   Listen to President Clinton recite this poem here
A Couple of Swells
   Hear Fred Astaire and Judy Garland render this poem here
Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight
I Know Something
The Night Wind
Grandfather's Clock
The Raven
   Vincent Price recites this poem here
The Country Store
April Rain Song
In School Days
I, Too, Sing America
Dried-Apple Pies
Home, Sweet Home
   Helen Traubel sings this poem here
The Blind Men and the Elephant
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
Breathes There a Man
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
The Walrus and the Carpenter
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
Life Doesn't Frighten Me At All
Excelsior
Annabel Lee
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
The Ride of Paul Revere
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
   Perry Como recites this poem here
Casey at the Bat
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
I've Been Everywhere, Man
   Johnny Cash sings this poem here
The Akond of Swat
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
Little Orphan Annie
   Listen to a recitation of this poem here
Runny Babbit's Hind Keart
   Listen to this poem here
Cane-Bottom'd Chair
   Listen to this poem here
What a Wonderful World
   David Attenborough recites this poem here
Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New
The Star-Spangled Banner

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