Sunday, October 24, 2010

cinquain creation





Time to put in action what I have picked up in the TESOL seminar last month...
The idea was to let students use their creativity and make poems. From what I saw this can be done in all levels using different subjects, ig we used "feelings" with FCE students and "favourite things" with elementary students.
To explain what we have done:
A cinquain poem is shaped like a diamond.
Students brainstorm words in a subject.
They write the most important word as a title.
Second line with 2 nouns that have to do with the title
Third line with 3 verbs or nouns
Fourth line a sentence
Last line one word which is a synonym or opposite of the title.
It's easy, it produces language and students feel proud of themselves!!

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