Desiderata

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Desiderata

  1. 1. Desiderata Max Ehrmann
  2. 2. <ul><li>The students shall be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the meaning of words through context clues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to statements from the poem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a song, PowerPoint presentation, or a poster based on the values underscored in the poem. </li></ul></ul>Bull’s Eye
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is your idea of a good life? </li></ul><ul><li>Help Mario reach the castle by providing some tips to have a good life. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your answer in each step of the ladder. </li></ul>Knowledge Scan If you are done, ask your facilitator check your work.
  4. 4. Nice work! You may now accomplish the next activity.
  5. 5. Hyper Link : Film Fare Watch a short film. Get the CD entitled “Life” from your facilitator.
  6. 6. Mast-EAR Piece I Did you like the film? What have you learned from the film? How does the film relate to our poem for the day? Let us see if your answer is correct. What is the title of the poem that you are about to read? Good! The poem is entitled “Desiderata”. You may now get the CD entitled “Desiderata” from your facilitator to know if your answer is correct. Listen to the poem. Do not return the CD yet. You will be using that for the succeeding activities. After listening to the poem, see next page.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Here are some words that are mentioned in the poem. Write GOOD if the underlined word and the word/s at the end of the sentence are synonymous. Write LIFE if the words are not synonymous. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your answer on the space provided. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Some boys are vain . They go to the comfort room more often that girls do to check on their looks. </li></ul><ul><li> Overly concerned about one’s self __________ </li></ul><ul><li>2. Walking placidly gives you time to reflect for a certain period of time. </li></ul><ul><li> Slowly and noisily __________ </li></ul><ul><li>3. The perennial beauty of the Rice Terraces invites more tourists. </li></ul><ul><li> Lasting __________ </li></ul><ul><li>4. Prof. Zen dislikes dancing so training students to dance is a drudgery to him. </li></ul><ul><li> Toil __________ </li></ul><ul><li>5. The teacher considers the nonstop noise of the students a vexation .  Irritation __________ </li></ul><ul><li>6. He feigns his love for the woman so as not to hurt her feelings.  Shows __________ </li></ul><ul><li>7. The student admits that his project is a sham .  Real __________ </li></ul><ul><li>8. The mother’s disenchantment disappears when the baby arrive. </li></ul><ul><li> Disappointment __________ </li></ul>Tab of Ideas : Word Scan Are you done? If you are, see next page for the correct answers.
  8. 8. Word Scan : Key <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Life (Calmly and quietly) </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Life (Pretends) </li></ul><ul><li>Life (Counterfeited) </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul>Amazing! You did a great job! You may now see the next page for the next activity. You may now check your work, if you have questions, approach your facilitator.
  9. 9. <ul><li>THINK ABOUT Chart : Listen to the poem again and try to complete the table below. If you are done, ask your facilitator check your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the lines that tell the following: </li></ul>Mast-EAR Piece II The proper way to treat yourself The proper attitude towards the advice of elders The things or people to be avoided The way you should treat your emotions The way you should handle your finances Your lifelong goal Your relationship with God Your relationship with other people tells about… Line that…
  10. 10. Your awesome! You are now equipped to face a more exciting task. Are you ready? If you are, you may now see next page.
  11. 11. <ul><li>POEM SCAN : Listen to the poem and answer the questions below. If you are done, ask your facilitator to check your answer. </li></ul>Mast-EAR Piece III What are the values underscored in the poem? Give five. Who is the speaker in the poem? What is the poem about? Who is the addressee? Explain. Is it proper to compare yourself with others? Why?
  12. 12. Excellent! You outdid yourself today! I hope you will be improving with the other activities as well. Keep up the good work!
  13. 13. <ul><li>THE ARTIST IN YOU : Let us see how far have you learned from the poem. Choose one from any of the following activities: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Write a song about the values that you have learned from the poem. Adapt a tune from existing songs. Record your song and submit it to your facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Make a short PowerPoint presentation about the lessons you have gained from the poem. Save your presentation in a CD and submit it to your facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Draw a poster about the morals that you have acquired from the poem. Use one whole cartolina. Submit your output to your facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Grading </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity - 10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Content - 30 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness - 10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL - 50 pts. </li></ul>Mind Check Once your done, ask your facilitator to check your work.
  14. 14. Hooray for you! That is indeed a great improvement! Keep it up!

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