WALKING THROUGH THE GENRES POEMS 1 POEMS Eight

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WALKING THROUGH THE GENRES POEMS 1

WALKING THROUGH THE GENRES POEMS 1

POEMS Eight poems have been chosen to be used for Year 4 pupils in

POEMS Eight poems have been chosen to be used for Year 4 pupils in primary schools in Malaysia. The poems are: q q q q Holiday Memories by June Crebbin At The Playground by Brian Moses Sounds Like Magic by Celia Warren Grandma’s House by Pamela Mordecai Clap Your Hands by Pam Gidney Noisy Food by Marian Swinger Woodpecker by Brenda Williams Sand Castle by J. Patrick Lewis 2

LISTENING TO POEMS Some poems need to be read to and with, the pupils.

LISTENING TO POEMS Some poems need to be read to and with, the pupils. Listening to poems read aloud can be of special value in helping the children to enjoy a poem. At the same time, the pupils will learn how to read poetry aloud themselves. 3

READING POEMS ALOUD q Pupils need to read poems aloud because it helps them

READING POEMS ALOUD q Pupils need to read poems aloud because it helps them to appreciate each poem’s meaning, atmosphere and rhythm; and in the case of their own poems, to think of changes which might improve them. q Individuals, pairs or groups can read the parts of different characters, or read individual lines, groups of lines and stanzas. q The way in which a poem is spoken can make a valuable contribution to the children’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of it. q Teachers can experiment with different methods, depending on the poem. 4

MEMORISING POEMS q when pupils memorise poems, they increase their vocabulary and develop the

MEMORISING POEMS q when pupils memorise poems, they increase their vocabulary and develop the skill of using it expressively; q they build up a rich store of creative ways in which words can be used, and they begin to use themselves. q to help pupils memorise a poem, read it aloud to them, then repeat it, encourage them to join in. q display an enlarged copy of the poem, or work with a small group of pupils who each have their own copy to follow. q read a line, then cover it and ask the pupils to repeat it, building up the number of lines covered, until the pupils can recite the entire poem. 5

HOLIDAY MEMORIES 6

HOLIDAY MEMORIES 6

HOLIDAY MEMORIES 7

HOLIDAY MEMORIES 7

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about the writer’s adventures during his imaginary holiday.

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about the writer’s adventures during his imaginary holiday. Some of the adventures were wrestling a jaguar, boxing a kangaroo, reaching the moon, travelling to Mars, and grappling a Grizzly bear. MESSAGE OF THE POEM Be imaginative and adventurous. 8

AT THE PLAYGROUND 9

AT THE PLAYGROUND 9

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child having fun at the playground.

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child having fun at the playground. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Have fun q Be careful q Love your parents 10

SOUNDS LIKE MAGIC 11

SOUNDS LIKE MAGIC 11

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child’s imagination of sounds from the

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child’s imagination of sounds from the objects stated in the poem. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Be observant q Be creative and imaginative 12

GRANDMA’S HOUSE 13

GRANDMA’S HOUSE 13

ABOUT THE POEM This poem talks about the things that one can find in

ABOUT THE POEM This poem talks about the things that one can find in a grandmother’s house and also about the warmth of sharing tea with one’s grandmother. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Always love and care for your loved ones. 14

CLAP YOUR HANDS 15

CLAP YOUR HANDS 15

ABOUT THE POEM This poem talks about having fun while playing with your friends.

ABOUT THE POEM This poem talks about having fun while playing with your friends. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Have fun with your friends. 16

NOISY FOOD 17

NOISY FOOD 17

ABOUT THE POEM It is an onomatopoeia poem revolving around a child who enjoys

ABOUT THE POEM It is an onomatopoeia poem revolving around a child who enjoys eating noisy food. Although the mother tries to advise the child that eating quietly is polite, the child on the other hand thinks otherwise. He/ She enjoys eating the food noisily. MESSAGE OF THE POEM Appreciate and enjoy your food. Practise good table manners when you eat. 18

WOODPECKER 19

WOODPECKER 19

ABOUT THE POEM This short poem revolves around a woodpecker pecking tirelessly at a

ABOUT THE POEM This short poem revolves around a woodpecker pecking tirelessly at a tree without getting any benefit or result. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Strategise your action q Do things which are beneficial 20

SAND CASTLE 21

SAND CASTLE 21

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about the poet’s excitement and creativity in building

ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about the poet’s excitement and creativity in building a sandcastle. The poet describes in detail how she builds the sandcastle from scratch. She is disappointed when it gets washed away by the waves. MESSAGE OF THE POEM q Appreciate and enjoy nature q Be strong when you are faced with challenges 22

LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Poems 23

LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Poems 23

LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Poems 24

LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Poems 24

LET’S HAVE FUN Crackling Yummy Circles Sucking Crunching Pupils Popping Munching Slurping 25

LET’S HAVE FUN Crackling Yummy Circles Sucking Crunching Pupils Popping Munching Slurping 25

THANK YOU Tunku Ireneza Marina Tunku Mazlan ireneza@moe. gov. my 26

THANK YOU Tunku Ireneza Marina Tunku Mazlan [email protected] gov. my 26