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Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy – a lesson

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy – a lesson
It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and although I don’t normally do anything for it, I thought that this year I would take the opportunity to share one of my favourite poems with my students. Here’s the plan in case you want to do it too. Ask your students what day it is, and whether anything special happens on this day in their country. What do they know about Valentine’s Day in the UK? What kind of gifts do people normally give for Valentine’s Day? Brainstorm them on the board. Give each group the word cloud. Show them an onion. Ask the students to close their eyes and put their heads on the desk (but try not to fall asleep!). Ask them to discuss how similar the poem was to their ideas. You can then do some pronunciation/speaking work. They talk about why you pause in those places – it’s because of line/stanza breaks, and also phrases within the lines. They can chose whether to read Valentine, or an anti-Valentine poem. Happy Valentine’s Day! Like this: Like Loading... Related Reading speed

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Valentines Day Have a look here to see more Teachers' Questions Q: Hi Richard, What do you have for Valentine's Day? - Megan, Germany There are quite a few ideas on the site... The most obvious is the "I love vegetables" picture book. Valentine's Day When did it start? Who was St. Valentine? Why do we exchange cards and flowers? Five-Minute Film Festival: 7 Videos on Love for Valentine’s Day Whether you're a softie who jumps at any opportunity to tell everyone around you how much you love them, or a curmudgeon who thinks February 14th is a holiday manufactured by Hallmark and the candy industry to make everyone spend money, Valentine's Day gets a rise out of almost everyone. I confess to being the former, so I couldn't help gathering a collection of videos to celebrate the art, the science, and the mystery of love. As always, please preview anything you want to share with students -- there are some mentions in this playlist of topics not appropriate for the littlest ones. Enjoy! Video Playlist: The Sweetest Valentine's Day Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.

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