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La leggenda della mimosa - Un racconto per l'8 marzo, festa della donna

La leggenda della mimosa Elena, una giovane donna, si innamorò del Sole, lo guardava attratta dalla bellezza dei suoi raggi e i suoi occhi lo guardavano rapiti dalla sua forza, dal suo calore. Ma il Sole non ricambiò tanto amore e la colpì con lance di fuoco. Lei continuava ad amarlo e lo cercava con lo sguardo. Pianse per giorni cercando di trasmettergli il bene che gli voleva. Ed ecco che le lacrime caddero sul terreno e si trasformarono in tanti piccoli e profumati fiori gialli. Nacque la mimosa, il fiore simbolo della donna. Ercole Bonjean    © Visualizza e stampa Potrebbero anche interessarti: Festa della donna Festa della mamma Festa del papà Racconti, poesie e filastrocche, del maestro Ercole Immagine: improntaunika

Essay: Is homework really necessary?

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Essay: Is homework really necessary? Introduction Introduce the topic with a personal opinion Body of the Essay Arguments in favour It is an exercise that helps us better understand the work done in class They deepen our understanding of the topics covered in class By doing homework we realize what we didn’t understand during class Studying helps us memorize and re-elaborate what was explained by the teachers Homework is necessary because it helps us be autonomous and learn on our own Arguments against Homework should not take up too much of our free time Homework should be interesting Even if useful, homework is mostly a sacrifice for us Essay How boring, more homework to do! Almost every day we have homework after school. Sometimes I ask myself if homework is really necessary and I realize that, even if sometimes it is boring, it allows us to understand and memorize what was studied in the morning. Often us

Essay: Cars are very useful means of transport but…

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Essay: Cars are very useful means of transport but… Scheme Introduction I introduce the topic with my opinion on the subject. Body Arguments in favour The car allows us to move and cross great distances It is a useful means of transport because it can carry several objects or people at once It often contains objects that are usually found at home: radio, air conditioning, reclining seats. Arguments against Cars pollute the environment with exhaust emissions If driven incautiously, it can cause accidents It is expensive Often, cars cause traffic jams in big cities blocking people for long periods of time. Conclusion I conclude with my opinion, summarizing my argumentations. Essay The car is the most common means of transport in our society and it has now become indispensible to men. Cars allow us to take great trips, cover long distances and reach new places in little time, travelling comfortably thanks to in-bui

Outlines for narrative, essay-style or descriptive texts.

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Outlines for narrative, essay-style or descriptive texts. The website www.ercolebonjean.com is rich with writing material for elementary schools and the relative working structures. This consists of over 200 essays to read, save and print if needed, which could be useful as starting point for classroom work. Here are some examples: Writing a description of a person My teacher Character presentation He is so funny he is like a clown. Yes, I am talking about my teacher, Ercole Bonjean. Physical description My teacher is of strong build; his hair is grey and white, and his eyes are bright blue, full of joy. He has an aquiline nose, very funny, a thin and narrow mouth, which is often smiling, all contained in a plump face. Personality and behaviour My teacher behaves and acts just like a teacher. Ercole is very, very generous, vivacious, and cheerful with us; sometimes when we disobey he is very strict, but also calm. Ercole is at ease in his env

Learning how to write a text appropriate to the addressee

 Learning how to write a text appropriate to the addressee Let’s write and read through the following texts: The Trip My mum woke me up saying: “Wake up, lazybones!” That’s right. I don’t understand how such an integral part of my body can be used as an insult. But I got up anyway, I got ready and I set out, or setted out or however you spell that past tense, towards the school bus. The school trip to Mt. Resegone was a complete blast, from start to finish. We made so much noise, we were unstoppable. The driver, a touchy and hostile man, kept instigating confrontation. But who cares! He was such a pain! We had so much fun! We could not stop laughing! Even the teachers were laughing non-stop. The trip That morning my mum woke me up saying: “Wake up, lazybones!” I turned the other way, but then I remembered that I was supposed to leave for my school trip that morning and I got up right away. I set out, or setted out, I should check the correct grammar, towards

Holiday homework for III grade, elementary school.

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 Holiday homework for III grade, elementary school. The Adventures of Pokonaso, Chapter 4 Questions: Why does Babbo not like taking Pokonaso with him when he goes fishing? Why does Babbo, after seeing the wood that Pokonaso brought, run home? How does Pokonaso’s family save itself? Who are the Nasastri? Who does Pokonaso believe are the men who are walking in long file? Who are they really? Who captures Pokonaso? How does Okkibuffi liberate him? Answers: Babbo doesn’t like taking Pokonaso with him when he goes fishing because the child has some strange ideas about fishing, for example shouting and throwing stones in the water so as to scare all fish in a mile radius. After seeing the wood that Pokonaso brought, Babbo runs home because he is afraid that the Nasastri are in the vicinity. Pokonaso’s family is able to save itself because Babbo uses some big stones to close the entrance to the cave while the mother, with a

Spring poetry: “Brilla nell’aria” by Giacomo Leopardi

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Brilla nell'aria   Primavera d'intorno. Brilla nell'aria  e per li campi esulta,  si' ch'a mirarla intenerisce il core odi greggi belar, muggire armenti e gli altri augelli contenti a gara insieme, per lo libero ciel  fan mille giri, pur festeggiando il lor tempo migliore. Giacomo Leopardi Spring poetry: “Brilla nell’aria” by Giacomo Leopardi  Prose version of the poem: Spring brightens the sky, and it is as if the fields exulted at its coming. At its passage, the heart fills with emotions and you listen to the sheep bleating with joy, the cows mooing; the birds happily circle the sky and, like a joyful race, fly free, celebrating the best season of their life. Prosa della poesia La primavera illumina il cielo ed è come se i campi esultassero al suo incedere. Al suo passaggio il cuore si riempie d'emozioni e ascolti le pecorelle che belano dalla gioia, i muggiti delle mucche; gli uccelli felici ruotano nel cielo e, come in una gara della g

The Adventures of Pokonaso - Chapter 5

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The Adventures of Pokonaso Chapter 5 Questions: Pokonaso walks on ice without fear until Okkibuffi arrives; what happens then? Mummy and Daddy are expecting someone important for dinner. Who is it? What was the name of Kapokapo’s mammut? What was Ponzamut’s flaw? Why did Kapokapo’s tribe have to emigrate? Ponzamut took a break to think about the snow, but what happened to him? Who is Pokonaso hoping to meet during their hunting session? Answers: Pokonaso walks on ice without danger until Okkibuffi arrives and the ice breaks because of the mammut’s excessive weight. Mummy and Daddy are expecting Kapokapo for dinner, the man who rules all the people of the land. Kapokapo’s mammut was called Ponzamut. Ponzamut’s flaw was that he thought too much. Kapokapo’s tribe had to emigrate because of the decrease in the number of moose. His fur caught fire, causing him to have to move to stop the flames. Pokonaso is hoping

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