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Student Poetry

November 12, 2021

Did you know that the writers who create ESL Library lessons and resources are all ESL teachers or former teachers?

That's just one of the reasons we love receiving poetry, stories, and paragraphs that students write while doing ESL Library lessons. 

In our Remembrance Day lesson, we challenge students to write acrostic poetry and share it with our team. 

2021 Student Poetry

This beautiful acrostic poem was sent in by Sherry & Kathleen's class: 

Vests of soldiers carry valued human beings

Emotions of appreciation echo when we commemorate every year on November 11

Treasures you have done for us are countless as we are free

Echos of your contributions are hard to describe out loud.

Remembering you veterans

Appreciating your efforts

Nations will never forget you for

Sacrificing your lives to give us freedom.

By Antonio, Cecilia, Huda, Jingyuan, and Yunyi

Here is another poem that was submitted by an intermediate LINC class.

Remembrance Day Poem by LINC students

2020 Student Poetry

Here are some poetry submissions we received in November 2020 from a low-intermediate LINC class in Toronto, Ontario. Thank you to Kosta and his class for sharing this writing with us!

Poem #1

Remembrance Day

Essential day

Many people lost a loved one

Ended of the war must be done

Be peaceful, remember the war

Against the war, no more the war

Celebrate the peace

Everyone will be happy

By Momoko, Anibal and Zhi Sheng

Poem #2 

Very important

Eating and drinking

Tomorrow it'll be coming

Email to me

Remember it

Answer and reply

Notice it on your calendar

Send it to me

By Coco

Poem #3

Remembering our veterans

Enormous respect

Many left behind the family who were

Eager to see them again

More peace, no war

By wearing the poppy we remember,

Each that fell

Rising like the sun every day

Don't forget them

Anually we honour the past

Yesterday is not forgotten

By Milena Nessi

Poem #4

Red color

Email me

May I have 

Enough for me

Many years

Best of luck

Raise your hand

At a time

Never mind

Call me

Excellent place

By Israt, Alice, and Coco

Poem #5

Voters are protesting

Eat your food

Trumpet is a bass horn

End your day in a happy way

Remembrance Day is a poppy day

Are you okay

No one here

Can you hear?

By Rania, Gadha, and Milena

Pronunciation Work

Here is some pronunciation work these writers did while working on their poetry from our Holidays & Events lesson. We're so happy to see students working with pronunciation symbols. We hope you're enjoying our Pronunciation lessons, too. 

Keep up the great work, LINC class! And most importantly, thank you for remembering our veterans.


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Comments (9)

Kosta S.(Teacher)

On behalf of my students and I, a great 'hello' to the ESL Library world and thank you for the opportunity to pay tribute to the great veterans of this world!

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Tara Benwell(Author)

Thanks again, Kosta and class!

Kim Le(Guest)

Dear Kosta,
For never change
Let We Forget.

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Nikhat Khan(Guest)

Excellent contribution and effort. Keep it coming.

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Kosta S.(Teacher)

Hello, my students Momoko, Anibal and Zhi Sheng want to state that Poem #1 (Anonymous) was created by them.
Thank you for your poem!

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Tara Benwell(Author)

Thank you! I have updated the authors!

William Lumbergh(Ellii Staff)

We love seeing all of the love and appreciation on this post. Such wonderful poems and beautiful sentiments :)

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Layla M.(Teacher)

This is amazing! It inspired me to ask my students to do this kind of poetry in April as well :D

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Tara Benwell(Author)

Thanks, Layla! We are happy to publish student work that comes from our lessons, so please keep in touch!

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