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Poem PPT


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  • 1. The Teaching Plan for the Poem
  • 2.
    • After learning this poem, students will
    • 1) be able to know how to appreciate an English poem.
    • 2) be able to understand the real meaning of the poem and its message that the poet really wanted to convey.
    • 3) be able to write a simple and similar English poem.
  • 3.
    • Activity 1:
    • Listen to some sounds from the nature and ask students how they feel about the sounds they heard.
    • Sound of a stream:
  • 4.
    • Students try to write down any natural sounds that they are familiar with in small groups, For instance, sounds like rain, thunder, birds’ singing, door knock and so on.
    • Each group will act the sound out later and ask the other group about their feelings after hearing the sounds they made.
  • 5.
    • Show a picture of a pendulum clock and discuss about its history, structure, shape and sound with students.
  • 6.
    • 1) Introduce the background of the poet: Andrew Berrie and the poem to the students.
    • 2) Ask students to list some rhyming words they have known on a piece of paper. Such as may, hay, bay, lay, lock, clock, block, flock and so on.
  • 7.
    • Read the poem and try to answer the questions:
    • 1) How do you feel or what are your emotions after reading the poem?
    • 2) What is special about the shape of the poem?
    • 3) What message does the poet really want to convey in his poem? i.e. what true theme is the poem?
    • 4) Read the poem aloud to the class individually or in pairs or in groups.
  • 8.
    • ...tick-tock TICK-TOCK TICK-TOCK HYPNOPTISING HYPNOPTISING The pendulum goes UP-DOWN HIGH-LOW The cogs go fast and slow The weight sinks lower and lower and lower ...TICK-TOCK TICK-TOCK The hands go stealthily round OH What a beautiful sound... TICK-TOCK TICK-TOCK TICK-TOCK tick-tock...
  • 9.
    • Task 1: Vocabulary
    • 1) Check the vocabulary understanding by matching the synonyms or paraphrases of the words in the poem:
    • hypnotise, pendulum, magnificent, cog, stealthily.
    • 2) Students discuss why the poet used this word instead of its synonym whether we can replace them or not in groups.
  • 10. Task 2: Poem Reciting Competition
  • 11.
    • As we often hear that time is life and time is money. It is true that time passes away in a wink.
    • What do you do when waiting for the bus or for classes to start?
    • How do you treasure your time and how do you manage your time better?
  • 12.
    • Try to write a poem that is similar to this one that you have learned today and you can express your certain feelings or emotions through your poems.
  • 13. The End!