Did you know that the writers who create Ellii lessons and resources are all English teachers or former teachers?
That's just one of the reasons we love receiving poetry, stories, and paragraphs that students write while doing Ellii lessons.
In our Remembrance Day / Veterans Day lesson, we challenge students to write acrostic poetry and share it with our team. Check out this year's submissions as well as the poems from years past.
2022 Student Poetry
We love these moving acrostic poems we received from Betul Ozer Budak's LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills) class.
Every November, we remember.
Trumpets play "Last Post" ...
Eleven o'clock: a moment of silence ...
Red poppies people wear
After the war, people were happy but
Never forget the soldiers who died
Soldiers who fight ...
By Asmae Dadi, Ebtesam Rashed, and Helen Ada
On our hearts
By Ebtesam Rashed and Helen Ada
Every year we remember them.
Many soldiers died in the war.
Every 11 November is Remembrance Day.
Many people have a ceremony.
Birds of peace carrying olive branches
Remind us the young soldiers.
At 11 o'clock the war ended but
Nobody forgot the soldiers.
Ceremonies we have for them;
Each of us is proud of them...
By Aisha Ankaa, Cuc Thi Nguyen, and Ebtesam Rashed
Here are a few wonderful Remembrance Day poems from Kosta Stojanovic's LINC 4/5 class at Collège Boréal in Toronto, Canada.
Red poppies bloom on each breast
Earth remembers it's heroes
Many great-grandparents were there
Every soldier lives to wonder why
Memories of War that never stray
But someone is shooting again and again
Remembrance poppies are red, not signifying blood of soldiers
And their stories never see the light of day
Need of peace is worldwide
Children want to live in love
Every day can be better, if everyone has remembrance
By Elvira Shootca
Raise your head off the ground
Everyone is proud of you
My heart is like a galaxy
Even though you're not here I feel you
My heart belongs to you
Breathe in the morning of victory
Raging about war
Army protect the people
Never make me feel sad
Ceremony for your courage
Everyone will always remember
By Mandana Hodhodynejad
Rmember our soldiers
Enlist the soldiers
Making our world into peace
Everyone who died in the wars
Memorial never forget
Brothers who bled just
Respect our fallen soldiers
November 11th armed weapons fall silent
Celebrate the soldiers
Enjoy freedom in happiness and peace
By Dilek Tas
2021 Student Poetry
This beautiful acrostic poem was sent in by Sherry and 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's another poem that was submitted by an intermediate LINC class.
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!
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
Eating and drinking
Tomorrow it'll be coming
Email to me
Answer and reply
Notice it on your calendar
Send it to me
Remembering our veterans
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
May I have
Enough for me
Best of luck
Raise your hand
At a time
By Israt, Alice, and Coco
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
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.