Welcome to Let's Teach English. This series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project.
In this lesson, students learn how to write a poem. They use a format the teacher calls a “persona poem.” Students ask each other questions. The answers to those questions become the poem. Students learn that not all poems have to rhyme.
This activity asks students to use English creatively to develop poems about their classmates. They now have a product that they can proudly show to their friends and family.
At the end of the class, the students display their work on a wall and do a "gallery walk" – they walk around and view and read one another's persona poems.
Teacher Preparation Video Transcript
This episode shows a model of teaching through collaboration on persona poems. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.
Women Teaching Women English Text
Click on the image below to download a pdf of the student text and teacher manual. In the next unit, the whole book will be available for download.
Women Teaching Women English Listening
These audio files go with Unit 10 of Women Teaching Women English. Click on the "Direct Link" button to the right of the player to download them.
Conversation: Women at Work
Reading: American Woman Breaks NASA Space Orbit Record
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