Poems Workshop M.Carmen Romero Riera Level: All levels Materials: Magazines, newspapers, leaflets… Aim: improving students’ writing and approaching them to literature Preparation: if you live in an English-speaking area, you could tell your students to bring the materials from local tourist info offices, restaurants…
Poems Workshop M.Carmen Romero Riera Procedure: 1st. Students are arranged in groups (three to five). 2nd. Explain activity: - You want them to produce their own poems. - It involves cutting, so tell them to be neat and tidy! - Show you students some examples of the final production. 3rd. If students have not brought their own materials, take a few pages out of each of yours/other groups so that everyone can have a bit of each publication.
Poems Workshop M.Carmen Romero Riera 4th. Allow only 10 of cutting! It is very addictive! 5th. Tell them to group words into different categories to make the task easier: nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions… 6th. Remind them to watch punctuation. 7th. Allow only 10 minutes for cutting too. 8th. Finally, groups present their works to the class.
Poems Workshop M.Carmen Romero Riera Some advice: • Stick to timing to make the most of it and not to waste time. • Collect the spare words for future occasions. • Provide lower levels with extra vocabulary beforehand.