Suggestions for use in class
Explain that you're going to be looking at a poem about freedom - Freiheit.
Ask the children to close their eyes.
What picture comes into their head when they hear the word freedom?
Where are they when they feel free? What are they doing? What can they hear?
Play the poem in the language of your choice: English, French, German or Spanish.
It can be used equally for literacy or for foreign language learning.
It's also fun to listen to in a language you don't know at all!
Simple navigation buttons on each page allow the user to pause and replay the scene. You can also remove the text to focus on listening skills without the distraction of the text.
The poem follows a very simple pattern.....an object/animal.....in/on/at.....a place.....
The two cloze activities below can help focus attention on individual words and spelling patterns. Click to preview or login to download.