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Lesson Planning to teach poem for young learner

Updated on April 23, 2012

Poem: Swish swish this is a fish


Lesson Plan

Watching video

Teacher show them the video of the food chain.

Randomly, ask them what they understand from the video.

Read the poem

Teacher paste the poem on the whiteboard. Teacher read the poem first.

For the second time, pupils repeat after teacher.

Lastly, teacher instructs the pupils to read them aloud with correct pronunciation.

Read in group

Divide them into 6 groups consist of 5 pupils each group. Each group will be given different picture of animal.

Example:

-Tadpole

-Yabby/ Shrimp

-Frog

-Crab

-Fish

-Turtle

First, they need to write the name of the animal under the picture. Their group will be name based on the picture of the animal that they get.

Then, teacher gives instruction on how to play the game.

All pupils will read aloud the question from the poem. Teacher explains and show them which sentences is the question.

Then, after all pupils read the question aloud, a group animal will answer the question.

All pupils will ask the question and point their finger to the right group to answer the question.

For example, all pupils ask the question, “Tadpole tadpole what do you see?”

Tadpole group will answer the question, “I see a Yabby looking at me”.

Proceed till the end of the poem.

Make a puzzle

In the same group, pupils will be given simple animal puzzle. Each group need to cooperate to complete the puzzle.

Each group will be given random animal puzzle and they need to complete the puzzle by combining and pasting all the part on a plain paper.

After completed the puzzle, they need to guess what animal is that.

Then, teacher instructs the pupils to give the completed puzzle to the exact group.

For example, the completed frog puzzle needs to be given to the Frog group.

Lastly, teacher will provide the string to each group to tie the picture of the completed puzzle.

Read while role playing

In the same group, each group needs to send a representative to role play the food chain based on the poem. Randomly, teacher will choose a representative of each group.

Example:

-Tadpole will be role play by representative of the tadpole group.

-Yabby will be role play by representative of the yabby group.

-Little frog will be role play by representative of the little frog group.

-Big crab will be role play by representative of the big crab group.

-Hungry fish will be role play by the representative of the hungry fish group.

-Turtle will be role play by the representative of the turtle group.

-Lastly, snake will be role play by the teacher.

All six representatives will step forward to role play and they will wear the picture of the completed puzzle on their neck.

The representatives will stay in a circle and other pupils watch them.

Other pupils will read aloud the question from the poem. Based on the question, the responsible representative of the group will answer the question.

For example, other pupils ask the question, “Tadpole tadpole what do you see?”. The representative who wears the picture of the tadpole will answer, “I see a yabby looking at me”. Proceed until the end of the poem.

At the same time, the preys need to point their finger to the predator who looking at them.

For example, other pupils ask, “Tadpole tadpole what do you see?”. The tadpole representative answer, “I see a yabby looking at me”. The tadpole representative will point his/her finger to the yabby representative.

Enrichment

Instruct the pupils to find other food chain from the internet, book and other sources at home.

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