Celebrate European Day of Languages (26th of September) and World Animal Day (4th of October) with calligrams!
Conceptualise key themes and ideas in an imaginative and visual way.
|Esto es mi pez dorado|
Nada y piensa
Se llama Estrella
- An accessible form of poetry focusing on imagination with fewer worries about accuracy
- Allows learners to transform familiar language in a new and interesting way
- Ask learners to conceptualise key ideas
- Is adaptable to different ages and stages
|L'Afrique, c'est exotique|
L'Afrique est exotique et étrangère
...est exotique, étrangère et pittoresque
...exotique, étrangère, pittoresque, immense
Mes souvenirs d'Afrique
- Research animals in the target language. See SCILT animal day resources.
- For younger learners, start by making visual images of key words before moving on to sentences.
- For intermediate learners combine with a lesson on adjective poems.
- Ask advanced learners to think about objects associated with a character from a book, film or play you are studying. Using the form of the object, make calligrams based on the character's personality traits or key quotes.
- Read and discuss a selection of calligrams in the target language.
- Animal calligrams powerpoint presentation
- Create a classroom display of your calligrams and share with us!