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Short Lists

Series produced by David Green

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A set of collaborative “Short List” poems which shed light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure out what each short list poem is about before you are told at the end?

As part of a two week, all-school (K-12) Poetry Festival at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, IL, Third Grade Audio produced our first “Short Lists” for one of the poetry assemblies.

We first learned about Short Lists from producer Jay Allison during his keynote speech at the 2007 Third Coast International Audio Festival Conference.

What is a Short List? “It’s a list you create from your experience or research or daily life. You read it out loud for about 60 seconds and then tell us at the end what the list WAS.” (transom.org)

Here at Third Grade Audio, we think of them as a combination of a list poem and a riddle.

We wrote Short Lists of all kinds and then took some of our favorite topics written by individual third graders and created group Short Lists – writing, recording and producing them jointly.

Each Spring, a new set of third graders adds to our Short List collection.

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As part of a two week, all-school (K-12) Poetry Festival at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, IL, Third Grade Audio produced our first “Short Lists” for one of the poetry assemblies.We first learned about Short Lists from producer Jay Allison during his keynote speech at the 2007 Third Coast International Audio Festival Conference.What is a Short List? “It’s a list you create from your experience or research or daily life. You read it out loud for about 60 seconds and then tell us at the end what the list WAS.” (transom.org)Here at Third Grade Audio, we think of them as a combination of a list poem and a riddle. We wrote Short Lists of all kinds and then took some of our favorite topics written by individual third graders and created group Short Lists – writing, recording... Show full description


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A collaborative “Short List” poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure...

Bought by WTIP, Radijojo World Children's Radio Network, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KRUA


  • Added: Mar 22, 2010
  • Length: :46
  • Purchases: 5
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A collaborative “Short List” poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure...

Bought by WTIP, Radijojo World Children's Radio Network, PRX Remix, Moab Public Radio, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2010
  • Length: :49
  • Purchases: 6
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A collaborative “Short List” poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure...

Bought by WTIP, Radijojo World Children's Radio Network, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KRUA


  • Added: Mar 24, 2010
  • Length: :48
  • Purchases: 5
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A collaborative “Short List” which sheds light on the fears of eight and nine-year-olds – some obvious, some less so. Can you figure out what torna...

Bought by PRX Remix and YouthCast


  • Added: Oct 09, 2011
  • Length: :42
  • Purchases: 2
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A collaborative “Short List” poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: :44
  • Purchases: 1
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A collaborative “Short List” poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: :37
  • Purchases: 1