Learners work in groups of 3 to 4 for this project. They will pick a topic and then research it and choose 10 poems that are about that topic. The topic could be any of the following:
Beauty, Truth, Justice, Oppression, Family, Friendship, Seasons or Holidays, Future, Community Life, Nature, Romance, Broken Hearts, Music, Anger, Hope and Faith, Sports, Childhood, Old Age, Growing Up, Innocence, Death, Birth, Heroism, Courage, Fear, School Days, Memories, Loneliness and Solitude, Food, Parents, Fate and Destiny, Travel, Greed and Materialism, Animals, Weather, The Land
Learners will present their poems and ideas to the class by reading the poems with expression or by acting them out. They will also discuss the poem and what it means. The guidelines to the project are on the handout.
Learners search the Internet for a topic on oceans. They choose a topic and write down important information about that topic. They use this information to write a limerick and a cinquain poem. Details about these types of poems and examples are on the handout. Then students share their poems with their class. Next they write a 300 word information sheet about their chosen topic.
Ask learners to bring in their favourite songs, with lyrics if possible. Have them present their song to the class and tell the following:
Learners choose three songs to study. They follow the instructions below for this project:
Literary Devices: alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, personification, imagery, onomatopoeia, simile
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