Der Ball der Tiere

Please enter details about your text in the form below. Once you have created and saved your page, you can attach files to that page by clicking on the 'Files' button at the bottom of the page.

Remember to use the tag feature at the side to enter keywords which will allow other users to search efficiently.

Der Ball der Tiere

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: German
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Unknown
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: Extract:

Was werden wir essen? sprachen die Wespen.
Nudeln! sprachen die Pudeln.
Was werden wir trinken? sprachen die Finken.
Bier! sprach der Stier.

Attached files:
Text of poem

File nameFile typeSize
Ball der Tiere.docRich Text Format data4.3 kBInfo

The poem features internal rhymes which would be a good focus for reading aloud - the teacher pauses to allow the class to fill in the final (rhyming) word of the line.

Alternatively a gapped text could be used to guess the missing word within the line :

Was werden wir essen? sprachen die Wespen.
????? ! sprachen die Pudeln.
Was werden wir ????? sprachen die Finken.
???? ! sprach der Stier.

Once the class has an idea of what the poem is about - an animal party - they could try to decipher key words they probably do not know:



Topics or themes:

Verb as second idea


How much time required:

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License