Reading and Writing
This worksheet has some activities that center around the poem "Salutation to the dawn", supposedly written by the Indian author "Kalidasa", who lived some 2500-5000 years BC (the exact date is not clear).
The poem's message is about living each day mindfully and consciously so that you live and build a better life in general. I created the worksheet for a year nine ESL class in Germany.
It can serve as an introduction to poetry (poems don't have to ryhme) or as a filler activity because the poem is relevant for students' life as in year 9/10 they get closer to finishing school and - hopefully - have some thoughts about their future. If they don't have any, maybe they will have after working on this poem...