Lesson Planning of Recite the Poem with Actions
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Recite poems with actions.
Information for Teachers
- Poems usually have rhyming words and this is how we can differentiate between poetry and prose.
- Poems also have a shorter sentence structure.
- Stanza is more than two lines of a poem. The stanzas follow a common pattern.
- Verse has two lines each. A poem can have more than one verse.
- Chorus is also a very important part of the poem.
- Chorus / refrain is a line or two, repeated particularly when it comes either at the end of a stanza or between two stanzas.
- The teacher must learn at least 2 to 3 poems by heart before the start of this period. It will help him / her teach this lesson easily.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use the textbook at all steps where it is required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, (select a few poems that belong to the same theme or has language aspects that the teacher would like to introduce or reinforce, use the poems given in the textbook, textbook, worksheet
- Tell the students that they will be learning poems today.
- Stand at a place where every student of the class can see th teacher easily. Recite the poem without actions, intonation or pauses.
- Now recite the poem with correct intonation. Give a lot of emphasize on the rhyming words and on the chorus. Teacher also needs to perform actions with the poem.
- If the teacher can`t perform he /she can select a few confident volunteers to come and perform actions while he / she recites the poem with them.
- Explain that actions help us appreciate and understand the poem better. The movement help us keep the rhythm and rhyme of the poem.
- Try to use all the space available in the class. Move in the spaces between the benches of the students.
- Ask the students to follow you in reciting the poem with actions.
- Ask some students to volunteer for the activity. Ask them to come forward.
- Tell the students that they will be helping the class learn and have fun.
- Ask the students to follow the teacher in reciting the poem and also in the actions the teacher or volunteers perform.
- Tell the class that all of them should see each other and raise their hands if anyone recites or performs incorrectly.
- This will ensure the participation of all the students of the class.
- Divide the class in two groups.
- Ask one group to recite one verse of the poem with actions and the other group to recite the next verse.
- Teacher can also ask them to come up with their own actions for the poem.
- This activity will continue till the end of the poem.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Conclude the lesson by again asking the class to recite the poem with actions.
- This time, you must step aside and let the class do this, on their selves.
- Ask a student to come up and perform one random action from the poem, without reciting the words behind those actions.
- Ask the class to recite the words behind those actions.
- Divide the class in groups. Give the students a new poem. Ask them to write it in their notebooks. Or ask them to write a poem of their own choice.
- Allow them to write it in their notebooks and to practice reading it with actions.
- Appreciate the students for their actions and performance.
- Ask the students to recite and perform the poem in front of their parents and siblings.
- Give the students a new poem and help them learn it. Ask the students to come up with their own actions for each stanza of the poem.
- Ask each student to recite it and perform on that poem in the next class in front of the class.
- Ask the students to think of some other actions for the poems they have written and performed on.
- Ask them to write a poem of their own and then to recite it with actions in the next class.