1. Topic-
Poetry Comprehension

Poem ' Momories' by Marjorie Wilson.
2. Content-
Memories , rover , tucked , rusty
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students get interest in English poetry.
4. Objectives-
1.Explore meaning , sentence structure , rhyming words ,sight words and vocabulary.
2.Demonstrate reading comprehension through skimming and scanning.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.Poem [Printed paper or text book]
2.Class worksheets [printed ]
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce students to the poem by reading the title "Memories"
2.Have students predict what they think the poem is going to be about. Students may share their predictions with a partner with in the large group , or by writing them down on their note book.

B. Development-

1.Read the poem to the students. Focus on reading with inflection.After reading discuss the meaning or message of the poem with students .

C. Practice-

Discuss the general rules to be followed while attempting to answer the questions based on it.

1. Read poetry fairly quickly and get a general idea [this is called skimming]
2.Then read the questions and understands what students are expected to answer.
3. Read the poetry a second time very carefully and find out the relevant portions from where students can get the answers to the questions asked.[ this is called scanning]
4.Now write down the answers in students own words.
5. Be brief and simple in your answers, use short sentences and putting only one Conjunction in a sentence.
6.Make complete sentences - never start an answer with because, but, so etc...
7.To explain the words or meaning of phrases students should express their idea as clearly as possible in own words.

Ask them

1. What is the poem (memories) about?
2.Did you enjoy the poem?
3.What did you like or dislike about the poem?
4.What does it meant to you?
5.What do you think the poet trying to convey in his poem?

[There are many thing happens in our lives. There are something our mind chooses to remember. These are things that matter to us like thing and people dear to us. While there are some that are lost in our crowded mind. There are less important things that our minds chooses to forget]

What do the term "doors and keys" means?

Doors may stand for different compartments in our minds.We stores many things that that happens in our lives behind these doors. 'The keys to these doors are with us implies, that allow our thoughts to come in to our minds on our choice.The good and pleasant memories such as people who care sneaks out through these and fill our minds while the unpleasant thought wander through our minds and get lost, implying they are forgotten. The keys to these doors get 'rusted' too as we do not use it often .

D. Independent Practice-

1.Give students 20 minutes to complete the class worksheet.Discuss the answers if time permits.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Language lab for better concentration and clarity of vocabulary

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Ask two questions
a) Give an example of what you keep behind a door with the 'shiny key ' and what will you keep behind the door with the 'rusted key'?
b)Ask a situation where we use the following words in our life usually.
i) memories

G. Closure-

Collects back the class worksheets and promises to return the worksheets in the very next day.
7. Evaluation-
1.Students able to attempt the questions during the time limit.
2.Students reflection through their questions, and class answers.
8. Teacher Reflection-
1.Students participation in the class
2.Answers in the work sheet matches the context.

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