Cinquain poems about water

[All activities inspired by PIZZAZ & the University of Oregon]

Have a look at this cinquain poem by Khaled, a student at the University of Oregon:

by Khaled

Beautiful, pure 
Refreshing, enjoying, relaxing
Nature is healthy. 

cinquain is a 5-line poem. 

Let’s identify the structure of the poem by having a look at its parts of speech. Match these parts of speech to the 5 lines in the poem:

a) 2 adjectives. They describe the noun in line 1.
b) 1 short, complete sentence about the noun in line 1.
c) 1 noun. This is a synonym for the noun in line 1.
d) 1 noun. This is the topic or theme of the poem.
e) 3 gerunds (verb + ing). They describe the noun in line 1.

Other examples:

by Miki

Clear, wonderful 
Slapping, whirling, flowing 
The river is cold. 

by Min

Active, free 
Flying, sitting, crying 
A dove is free. 

Examples of poem presentations here.

My former students’ poems.

Why don’t you participate in the Sant Jordi writing contest with cinquain poems about water? Ideas? The Llobregat river, the Mediterranean sea, any water animal, a poem about water pollution…

Bases del concurs literari Sant Jordi 2018-19

Deadline: March 15

Human Actions and Earth’s Water. Types of pollution.

Let’s watch these videos to analyze how human actions contribute to pollution, the effects of that pollution, and to identify potential solutions.

Type of Pollution: Marine Debris, courtesy of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type of Pollution: Nutrient Pollution, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Questions about our Christmas Box

Our peers in Seoul have received our Christmas Box, but they have some questions.

This is the e-mail their teacher, Jeonkang, sent me:

Hello, Mireia.

Last Monday, we finally opened your box and happily enjoyed all the items you gave us. Thank you so much.

My students liked the figures most and wondered why you put the funny but a little embarrassing figures under the Christmas tree. Can you tell the reason more?

Next week is the Lunar New Year’s holiday so right after the holidays, we sent you a culture box. I’m going to enclose items with explanations in a letter.  

I hope you’ll enjoy the box.  

See you soon. Have a nice weekend.

So, bring explanations for that!

Now that we have watched our Seoul peers’ video

Last term we exchanged a video with our peers in Seoul and we’ve now had a chance to watch the video they sent us.

This is where you can reflect on what we have watched. You can add a text about what surprised you most or what you have researched. Add photos or videos, as well, so that you can illustrate it better.

Carla’s text

Hecho con Padlet