The last two weeks has been an exciting time for Canada. With the Olympics only a ferry ride away, some of us have been lucky enough to able to experience the spirit of the Winter Games in Vancouver. We have been following the great updates provided by CTV in their coverage of the Olympics which has given us access to news items, video highlights, athlete information, and medal counts. The closest daily newspaper with detailed Olympic coverage is the Times Colonist based out of Victoria, BC and as part of an incentive to provide schools with this information, they have generously supplied classes with free newspapers around the province. So we took them up on this offer!
Each day, students have skimmed for articles within the pages dedicated to the Olympics. Their overall goal was to create a “found” poem that reflects the feelings and 2010 games. They have been charged with four tasks:
You’ll find our found poems are making their way into posts on individual student blogs. They have captured so many emotions that have been felt over the last two weeks and highlight some of Canada’s greatest moments in these games. We’d love to hear your feedback on them!
Division 2, looking back on the process that led to your poem, what parts did you find the easiest or most enjoyable? What parts were most challenging?
image: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay by jp1958 through Creative Commons license