As we started to study our Term 2 play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, we first focused on
various visual representations of the play, in Art.
As a final project, the 3eme International Section students had to choose their favourite painting of Romeo
and Juliet, use what we had studied in class about the painting, the analysis of the Prologue, as well as the
various movie adaptations, and write a script for an ART podcast.
Once their script were written and their podcast recorded, they also had to add background noise or music
to their podcast. Here are some of them, enjoy!
3EME INTERNATIONAL SECTION: DRAMA / Mrs Nguyen Duy
John Steinbeck Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech:
The idea behind Black Out Poetry is to use a text/poem/speech to form a new poem by hiding/highlighting some words or lines.
It is an interesting exercise to help the students:
à Shift their attention
à Interact with the text differently
à Focus on language and word choice
à Connect visual arts to literature
From Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, the students were asked to scan for anchor words (words standing out for them).
Then, they highlighted or circled them with a pencil and by doing so, they naturally created the direction of their blackout poem.
Around the selected words/sentences, the students designed an appropriate artistic representation of their poem, and used it to black out the unused words or parts.
Here are their incredible Black Out Poems!
Here are the pictures of our work in process, and of the fantastic final results!