AVADIN – Day 6 – In Which You Speak Like A Conquering Hero

I’ve always enjoyed a good twist on a formula, like Kimchi Fries, or techno played on a child’s instrument. And so I have found that students enjoy a good writing challenge that allows them to fill in the content to a unique structure. Witness the following:

Based on a post written for The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, it uses the speech and cadence of the renaissance and applies it to the tale of a modern hero. Students have a wonderful time making meaning out of the story, and determining the pattern that makes the story sound so traditional.

Lesson Ideas:

  1. Writing Modern Ballads
  2. Mixing styles creative writing
  3. Dramatic Readings
  4. Animating Poetry

BONUS VIDEO:
And now techno, played on a child’s instrument:

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