Posted by: Idioma Extra | September 16, 2012

Multimedia Monday

The Names–Billy Collins

A few weeks ago, we posted a cool animated video that illustrated a poem by Billy Collins. Today, in memory of the victims of 9/11 (the anniversary was last week), we are posting a video of Billy Collins reading a poem that he was asked to write while he was poet laureate of the United States to commemorate the loss of all those people.

Click here if you can’t see the video above: The Names video

Click here to read along with the poem: The Names transcript

No quiz today, but we suggest you use this as part of your PEP and take the opportunity to learn some new vocabulary used in it and when you are sharing with your partner, maybe express your thoughts and opinions about the poem or what 9/11 means to you.


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