Last year I found this biographical picture book. Â I fell in love with it. Â There are so many ways to use it in the library and the classroom. Â First it is a biography. Â Second it has to do with the Civil Rights Movement. Â Then I think of Core Standards and I think of what primary sources are available. Â I also think of research. Â My question – Did the DAR prevent Marian Anderson from singing at the DAR Constitution Hall or was it the decision of the manager, Fred E. Hand?
I recently learned of â€œFound Poetryâ€. Â The poem -â€œContralto Singingâ€ is the found poem I wrote based on the text at the site http://www.mariananderson.org/legacy/index.html It is my first found poem.
I am also experimenting with audio and qr codes for the classroom. Â My idea is to open a â€œPoetry Cafeâ€. Â Students will read aloud their own work and share it with their families online.
Singing Contralto – Found Poetry
You can also listen to the recording by going to http://snap.vu/uajv
Singing Contralto (Found Poem by Ruth Ferris)
Family on Webster Street
Simple dignity, charming
Lincoln Memorial Concert -1939.
A voice heard
Once in a hundred years
Broke color barrier – 1955
A Â singing legacy