Friday, August 08, 2008

More Poets!


While I was teaching the unit "Dependencies:smoking", I came across with this interesting site:

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryfun/smokersfib.html


I thought I would try it with my students (I was not really sure about their reaction, but it was worth giving a try. So I did it! THEY LIKED IT! They were so involved during this lesson, they didn't hear the bell ringing!!!


TASK
Smoker's Epitaph Fill-In-The-Blank Poems

Here's a great way to be a poet and learn about why you shouldn't smoke! An epitaph is the writing people put on their gravestones. Each of these Smoker's Epitaph Anti-Smoking Poems is missing a word or two. Can you figure out what they are? For a hint, look at the third line of each poem. The missing word or words must rhyme with the last word in the third line. Good luck.


Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, he doesn't have the life he used to dream
(Verónica, 9º 6ª)

Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, he won't see the Queen.
(Sílvia, 9º 6ª)

Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, he'll never be seen.
(Íris, 9º 6ª)

Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, you can only see him on the screen.
(Mafalda Mota, 9ª 6ª)

Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, he's out of scene.
(Conceição, 9º 6ª)

Here lies Sam Shay.
Smoked six packs a day.
He started smoking when he was thirteen.
Now, he can't watch Mr Bean on the screen.
(Tiago Baptista, 9º 8ª)

These are just a few examples!

3 comments:

Marco André said...

Bem interessante a idéia de pedir para eles completarem as frases do poema, é um modo de fazer uma competição entre os alunos para ver aquele que consegue criar a rima mais original, e sem querer eles aprendem a escrever.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Ha said...

My name is Ha. I am from Vietnam.I have been teaching English for 14 years. I really enjoy creating new things for my students. I am doing a research on using songs and poems to motivate students to learn English. that is why I suddenly found your blog. I share your ideas and experience in teaching E. if you don't mind, please share your teaching experience with me. contact me with the email: nguyenthuyha0311@yahoo.com. Hope to see you soon.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Ha said...

I really enjoy your ideas! I have something in common with you in teaching. I like listening to music cand I do encourage my students to learn E through songs. I create new CDs with lyrics to learn English. My students really enjoy them.