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Module 2: Poetry Break 7

A Poem by Jack Prelutsky

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Introduction: This poem is a perfect way to create a fun and exciting environment when beginning a unit on verbs.  It is full of action...  and what better way to introduce verbs than with flying food!
 
We're Fearless Flying Hotdogs by Jack Prelutsky
 
We're fearless flying hotdogs,
the famous "Unflappable Five,"
we're mustard in formation
to climb, to dip, to dive,
we spread our wings with relish,
then reach for altitude,
we're aerobatic wieners,
the fastest flying food.
 
We're fearless flying hotdogs,
we race with falir and style,
then catch up with each other
and soar in single file,
you never saw such daring,
such power and control,
as when we swoop and spiral,
then slide into a roll.
 
The throngs applaud our antics,
they cheer us long and loud,
there's never a chilly reception,
there's never a sour crowd,
and if we may speak frankly,
we are a thrilling sight,
we're fearless flying hotdogs,
the delicate essence of flight.
 
Taken from:
Prelutsky, Jack. 1995. For Laughing Out Louder: More Poems to
     Tickle Your Funny Bone. Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman. 
     New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN: 0679870636.
 
Extension: After enjoying the poem, the students can listen to it again to identify and highlight all of the action words.
 
Becasue this poem has lots of action words it lends itself to creating a cooperataive and enthusiastc environment.  To add fun and excitement to this poem the students could work in groups of three and perform it using gestures and props.
 
 
  
 

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