Latvian teaching activity in Italy


Erasmus + project Nr. 2014-1-LV01-KA201-000431 “How to Make Education Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

Latvian teaching/learning activity taught by Vintra Pūķe

Title: Edward Lear’s Life and Creative Work

ιnAdria on February15 – 19, 2016




  • English poet Edward Lear

  • Poetry

  • Compliments

  • Acting

  • Writing a poem


Objectives of the activity

Students will:

  • Learn about the English poet Edward Lear, his biography and one of his most popular poems

  • Learn giving and accepting compliments

  • Create and act a mini-play based on the poem

  • Write a love poem

Steps of the activity

  1. Get acquainted with the students

  2. Give an accept a compliment

  3. Quiz about E. Lear’s life and creative work

  4. Introduction to E. Lear’s poem “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” (video)

  5. Students work in groups and prepare a mini-play based on the poem

  6. Students write a love poem based on the given template and present it to the classmates


Materials needed for each step

  • pens, pencils

  • video projector

  • computer with the Internet access

  • screen


Approximate timing of each step

  1. 2 min

  2. 3 min

  3. 10 min

  4. 5 min

  5. 10 min

  6. 5 min