3 Responses to The lost generation

  1. Dave January 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    This is a great activity! The poem is very effective, and I really like the true and false pre-viewing activity. I’ve done a global issues based poetry activity with a few different classes, and this poem will be a good addition.

    Here’s a link to the materials I used in my activity: http://www.esletc.com/?p=968

    Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Xiaobing January 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    This is powerful stuff! I’m sure students will be intrigued and inspired by the poem. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. The pre activities are so relevant and engaging! Can’t wait to try it!

    Cheers!

  3. Gabriella April 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    This is a very good, thought-provoking video and poem. I chose it because it is so original and I haven’t seen anything quite like it, and I’m sure that students would feel the same way about it. It gives great opportunity to discuss the mentioned issues in pair work, group work, and/or debate. I can even picture them arguing about which half of the poem is true for today’s society. Such activities would improve students’ speaking proficiency. I think that this poem can also be used to illustrate the parts of a sentence (clause, phrase, words), and the importance of punctuation marks.

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