February 27, 2010

Elizabeth's poetry recitation--"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

Elizabeth worked hard for two weeks on memorizing "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", which has close to a hundred lines to it. I videoed her right before oral surgery, in case she was bruised and swollen. The oral surgery went very well, by the way. On another side note, the earrings that she is wearing, she made herself mostly in art class. They are sculpey crosses in two different shades of blue. We bought some earring backs at Michael's and, thanks to the miracle of the hot glue gun, she had herself a new pair of earrings. If you want a really good illustrated version of the poem, check out, a version illustrated by Christopher Bing. It has a map of the routes taken by Paul Revere and other riders as well as the route taken by the British army. Instead of putting the whole poem on the page, like I did with the others, I am including a link to the poem. http://www.nationalcenter.org/PaulRevere


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1 comment:

Just KT said...

I memorized that same poem for extra credit in 7th grade English. Great job Elz and mama!