Friday, May 6, 2011

Gotta share this

I've got a class on Fridays, final class of the week, where there are only three students.  The directive from the Korean teacher in charge was "have them do speeches or something."  So I've been teaching it mostly as a writing class, getting them to brainstorm, write, revise, and re-write, then practice and present their speeches.

This time, one of the students wrote the following speech (uncorrected first draft):

I will tell you about monsters.  
Salamander is breathe a fire.  
Dragon too.  
mummy is steal the heart.  
Sphinx is have wing, purson head.  
bigfoot had a lot of hair.  bigfoot is kidnaper.  
chupacabra had wings.  Chupacabra eats goat.  
unicorn had horn, long neck.  unicorn tempts people.  
Ogre lives in the mountain.  ogre like wrestling.  
medusa had snakes for hair.  medusa made people into stone. 

I just wish I could play D&D with this kid.  I really think he'd dig it. 


  1. Yeah sounds like someone you would dig gaming alright.

  2. I really like that. It's like poetry.

    - Ark

  3. I dig the kidnapping Big Foot.

  4. Dear Zod, this cries out to be used in a game of Supernatural or something.

  5. What does "mummy is steal the heart" mean? The mummy is a suave seducer or something?

  6. Man, I thought I knew you Bigfoot. All this time I thought you were just a peaceful furry dude who hung out in the forest and now I find out you are a kidnapper.

  7. Yeah, isn't it great?

    @anonymous, he was referring to the Brendan Fraser "Mummy" movies, where the mummy had to steal back his internal organs to get his power back. I like your idea, though. Vampires got nothing on the Mummy!

  8. Are the ransom notes in really huge letters?

  9. Wow, that's good stuff! It's like found poetry!