Anthologie poetique

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Anthologie poetique

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Various
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3
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This is an anthology of poems selected and read aloud by pupils of class Sixieme D at College Claude-Chappe, Paris in 2011-12

Pupils review the poems, and the readings, and select the ones they like best.
They carry out some research on the poets.
They select some (other) poems in French that they like, from one of the online sources listed on this wiki.
They make their own class anthology, including the text of poems and potentially recordings of their readings, respecting any copyright issues.
They publish their anthology on the school website, or in the classroom.

The anthology includes pupils to some famous poems and some more contemporary texts.
The notion that these poems were selected by French students of the same age might be motivating.
The classroom activity linked to the anthology could involve spontaneous responses, expression of opinions, short translation or interpretation exercises or reading aloud.

Encountering poetic texts
Selecting new texts
Performance / recitation

Topics or themes:


Reading skills
Coping with unfamiliar language

How much time required:
1 lesson

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