Tuesday in Scottish Gaelic class, I found some Halloween phrases and worked to create a "found" poem with them.
If you ever want to know what ELL (English Language Learners) go through, I suggest learning a new language. I decided to record my poem. Halting, unsure, hesitant but I did it. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/eoxf6n8-pNo. Enjoy.
Head on over to Linda at TeacherDance who is hosting our Halloween Eve Poetry Friday posts.
Linda has a prose poem and another, "Sill Halloween". Enjoy.
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10/29/2020 07:56:36 pm
I did know about the turnips, Jone, tiny lanterns lighting a path. And I love that you "found" a poem in your "new" language. What fun that is & then to record it! Well done. I was a French major with my education one in college & taught for a while, then decided to switch to elementary. I can still read pretty well, but have lost all conversation so have been practicing a bit as I have time. I admire that you're starting a whole new language!
10/29/2020 08:35:03 pm
What a grand challenge you've taken on Jone! I love the "turnip lantern path." And I liked hearing you recite your poem too. Thanks for all, and Happy Halloween
10/29/2020 09:21:28 pm
What a neat poem in two languages, Jone. I commend you for your recitation. What a feat since the language has some interesting sounds to pronounce.
How wonderful! I agree with you - everyone should study another language, especially all teachers. In fact, I think being enrolled in a class learning something absolutely new to you is a great experience no matter what the topic. Even an exercise class! It makes me learn so much about how my students feel!
10/30/2020 08:35:19 am
Yes, I'm learning German as I live in the German speaking part of Switzerland. Let's just say, it is s-l-o-w going. (Don't even get me started on trying to understand the Swiss German dialect). I teach EAL students and being a language learners has helped me SO much in the classroom. Love the image, " turnip lantern path". Happy Hallowe'en! :)
10/30/2020 12:01:55 pm
That's cool! I loved hearing you reading your poem in Scottish. I sooooooo agree with you. My life as an American living in Greece for two years was a lot of lessons in what it feels like to not speak the language. I remember that time a lot with my ELLs and it's partly why I love them so much. I also like how the translations of words back and forth between languages make the meaning so interesting. Great post!
10/30/2020 12:38:38 pm
Love the turnip lantern path! What a sweet poem and I'm so impressed that you are learning this difficult language! It was fun listening to it.
10/30/2020 05:34:43 pm
I loved hearing your read your poem in Scottish Gaelic. And the poem reminded me of the story of the giant turnip--it's an old Russian folk tale that I used to tell and sometimes act out with my EC classes.
10/30/2020 07:46:15 pm
So cool to see and hear your words in Gaelic (you are brave to record yourself!)
10/31/2020 04:18:42 am
Well done, Jone! How wonderful that you are learning Scottish Gaelic. My grandmother's family came from Inverness and she was fiercely proud of her Scottish heritage. I loved listening to you read your poem. "The turnip lantern path" is a great image!
10/31/2020 06:46:00 am
O pumpkin shine in Scottish sound
10/31/2020 01:48:04 pm
Huzzah for the poem, the recording, and the learning of a new language! Yay, YOU!
11/1/2020 04:58:36 am
Love your spooky found poem and your spooky jack-o-lantern pics!
11/1/2020 04:47:19 pm
I loved listening to you read your poem. What a wonderful language adventure you're having! I admire you for taking on the challenge and am sure you're reaping many, many rewards for having done so.
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