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087 – 20-Word Poems

  1. Each person should get a piece of paper. 
  2. Choose a theme and write a short poem on this, using only 20 words – every word counts. 
  3. Invite everyone to share their 20 word poems. 

 

Notes: This is borrowed from Counterpoints Arts Refugee Week activities, and works well with new English learners and big (as well as smaller) groups. It works best when focussing on one topic. This could be thematic, like ‘welcome’ or ‘human rights’, as an evaluation tool, or culture setting: ‘being kind to ourselves’.

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