Saturday, May 09, 2009

Further Adventures in Found Poetry

This week I played a game similar to Oracle with my students - or at least, I tried. The youngest ones didn't fully grasp the concept, and the oldest wrote belligerent nonsense about each other.

Here's a transcript of a game I played with a third-grade girl. She's rather flighty, and about 75% likely to be thinking about food at any given time. So it's not too surprising that she not only misunderstood the game (we were supposed to continue each others' sentences), but was obviously hungry at the time. My sections are in blue; hers are red. I've preserved her errors for archival purposes.

Once upon a time there was a horse with two

baseballs
haVe BaTs in iT.

PiAnos
have a funny aftertaste, but they're worth it if you're

into

We are abouT To go inTo The Ping Pong rooM

Mical
likes to run and jump and skip and launder her pet

camel
CaMel has A faT humP

HaMburder
helped me overcome my fear of

gigantic

Mrs mical is giganTic

Book
time! Everybody get out your copy of "Jerry and the Manic

Kleenex

We need Kleenex or will geT sik

M Cheese

1 comment:

zayzayem said...

This looks like a pretty cool game. I think I will use it sometime.