Over the summer holiday I took a course in Nantes, France which allowed me to realize the potential that Poetry has when learning a second language. I want to make this wonderful learning tool a staple in my classroom and use it when I can or integrate it into my lessons periodically.
Children enjoy reading and what better way to get them reading in a second language than through th eeyes of a poet or even have them invent their own poetry!!
Here is a cool website (http://www.jedessine.com) to help you get started with this awesome learning tool as well as a photo of the poem I will be teaching my junior students.
Gotta love Jean de la Fontaine...