Litter Poem

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What a load of rubbish! Using the resource, pupils listen to a poem about litter pollution and discuss the poem's language. After completing a worksheet about the poem, they write their own anti-litter poetry. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the topic by showing an image of a polluted park and have learners describe what they see
  • Instruct partners to discuss the question "How can poetry inspire social change?"
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires an audio device to play an MP3 of the poem
Pros
  • Includes optional follow-up tasks
  • Fosters language development using authentic, real-world issues
Cons
  • None