Thanks for the reminder about the Favorite Poems Project. I've added the url to the resources for the Digital Storytelling project I'm involved with.
Happy New Year!
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 07:42:27 -0800 (PST)
> From: Arlyn Freed <aiteachesl@...>
> Subject: Re: Favorite Poems online
> Dear Aiden,
> I'm so glad to see you like this video too! I first
> discovered it when one of my students reviewed the
> piece in 2000 and I added it to my list of
> 'recommendations' on my listening web site. I've been
> searching high and low recently for my supplemental
> materials for this piece, thinking I would upload them
> to the site so other teachers could save time. I
> found his story really moving and so did my students.
> It should be mentioned that he speaks with a South
> Boston accent, one of the more difficult accents to
> understand in the US, so it's also a challenging
> piece. If everyone wants to see what were talking
> about just go to
> and click on the link titled " John Ulrich reads
> Gwendolyn Brooks': "We Real Cool"."
> This site has many wonderful clips to chose from and I
> highly recommend incorporating it into any class using
> poetry whether for learning English or for studying
> All the best in the coming year,