Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Today we spoke of Parodies. A parody is a literary or musical composition imitating the characteristic style of some other work in a nonsensical manner. Parodies are fun to write, read or sing. I read an example of the popular Christmas tale – ‘Twas the Night before Christmas” before asking the kids to come up with one of their own.

‘Twas the night before Halloween
And all through the school,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a ghoul
The principal’s office was locked up tight.
There was just one custodian on duty that night.

Ola’s Version:

‘Twas the night before Guinndalyn’s Birthday

She was the scary skeleton of all.
She is the one that the vampires love
Most of all.
She hates the people of that Skeleton Town
She is real I tell you….

Michael’s Version:

She was afraid of the dark
When heard a loud bark
From the three headed dog
And there came a nasty fog.

While she was cooking her toast,
She saw that evil ghost.
She was making a sandwich
As she saw that ugly witch,
Along came a black cat
Who quickly turned into a vampire
And was set on fire!

She made a new rule,
That there would be no ghoul
There that night
And he gave her a big fright!
By the way, she survived that scary, scary night!

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