Der Ball der Tiere

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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.

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Approaches:
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.

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

Pudeln
Wespen
Nachtigall
Floh
Stier

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