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Kssr year four poems

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  • 1. WALKING THROUGH THE GENRES POEMS 1
  • 2. POEMS Eight poems have been chosen to be used for Year 4 pupils in primary schools in Malaysia. The poems are: 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. READING POEMS ALOUD  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.  Individuals, pairs or groups can read the parts of different characters, or read individual lines, groups of lines and stanzas.  The way in which a poem is spoken can make a valuable contribution to the children’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of it.  Teachers can experiment with different methods, depending on the poem. 4
  • 5. MEMORISING POEMS  when pupils memorise poems, they increase their vocabulary and develop the skill of using it expressively;  they build up a rich store of creative ways in which words can be used, and they begin to use them themselves.  to help pupils memorise a poem, read it aloud to them, then repeat it, encourage them to join in.  display an enlarged copy of the poem, or work with a small group of pupils who each have their own copy to follow.  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
  • 6. HOLIDAY MEMORIES 6
  • 7. HOLIDAY MEMORIES 7
  • 8. 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
  • 9. AT THE PLAYGROUND 9
  • 10. ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child having fun at the playground. MESSAGE OF THE POEM  Have fun  Be careful  Love your parents 10
  • 11. SOUNDS LIKE MAGIC 11
  • 12. ABOUT THE POEM The poem is about a child’s imagination of sounds from the objects stated in the poem. MESSAGE OF THE POEM  Be observant  Be creative and imaginative 12
  • 13. GRANDMA’S HOUSE 13
  • 14. 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  Always love and care for your loved ones. 14
  • 15. CLAP YOUR HANDS 15
  • 16. ABOUT THE POEM This poem talks about having fun while playing with your friends. MESSAGE OF THE POEM  Have fun with your friends. 16
  • 17. NOISY FOOD 17
  • 18. 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
  • 19. WOODPECKER 19
  • 20. 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  Strategise  Do things which are beneficial 20
  • 21. SAND CASTLE 21
  • 22. 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  Appreciate and enjoy nature  Be strong when you are faced with challenges 22
  • 23. LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Shape Poems Poems 23
  • 24. LET’S HAVE FUN Shape Shape Poems Poems 24
  • 25. LET’S HAVE FUN Crackling Yummy Yummy Circles Circles Sucking Crunching Pupils Popping Munching Slurping 25
  • 26. Tunku Ireneza Marina Tunku Mazlan ireneza@moe.gov.my 26