Assignment: Foreign Poem
Create a short film based on a set poem in a foreign language.
Have someone read the poem aloud.
Tell the story of the poem in the film, using extracts from the poem on screen.
For teachers: benefits to students
- Students are required to develop a good speech rhythm to do say the poem aloud, which helps develop their fluency in the language.
- This requires the students to examine the poem in depth to create an interpretation of the work. This allows the student to get a better understanding of the poem by taking it beyond the written word and into something visual and active.
- You can build on this in class as they explain why they chose to present and interpret the work that way.
- Voicing an animated version builds confidence in speaking without needing to do it in front of an audience or camera.
- Ages 14+
- Suitable for solo work
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