Listen to reading.
Watch the Man from Snowy River.
Read to self.
Respond to reading.
Continue with tasks in your poetry workbook.
In groups students complete the following steps:
- Silently and independently read your poem
- Identify the number of syllables in each sentence
- Meet with group – allocate roles
- Read through the poem two times out loud as a group
- Add movements and synchronisation to the poetry performance
- Rehearse 4-5 times with the words, movements and synchronisation ‘perfect’
- Perform to the class.
A limerick is a short fun five-line poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The longer A lines rhyme with each other and the shorter B lines rhyme with each other.
- Line 1: 7-10 syllables A
- Line 2: 7-10 syllables A
- Line 3: 5-7 syllables B
- Line 4: 5-7 syllables B
- Line 5: 7-10 syllables A
One day when I’m old and mankey,
I will never use a hanky.
I’ll wee on my plants
and soil my pants
and sometimes get quite cranky.
Post some of your best limericks.
Read to self
Students complete 20 mins of uninterrupted reading.
Respond to reading
Read the fourth poem in your poetry workbook and complete the exploring alliteration sheet.
Work on words
Locate an Australian poem with interesting words. Write it out as a poster. If it is a long poem just do a verse or two. Memorise it. Present it to the class.