Presentation on theme: "Poetry What does it mean?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Poetry What does it mean? Use this presentation to assist the students in drawing inferences when reading poetry.This will lead into them writing their own name poem.
2 I Chased a Dragon Through the Woods by Jack Prelutsky haranguing him all day.“I’ll catch you soon!” I taunted.“You can never get away.There’s no escaping me, my friend,”I confidently cried.“You might as well stop running,there is nowhere you can hide.“I think that I will simply lopyour head off with my sword.”The dragon stopped and whirled aboutand ominously roared.
3 I Chased a Dragon Through the Woods by Jack Prelutsky “You’d better think again,” he boomed,and glared into my eyes.“In case you hadn’t noticed,I’m a dozen times your size.It’s evident that I’d prevailif ever we should fight,I’m quite accomplished with my claws,and furthermore, I bite.”I thought about the dragon’s words,and couldn’t disagree --I chased a dragon through the woods,and now he’s chasing me.
4 Safe? By Shel Silverstein I look to the left,I look to the right,Before I everMove my feet.No cars to the left,No cars to the right,I guess it’s safeTo cross the street...
5 Here Comes By Shel Silverstein Here comes summer,Chirping robin, budding rose.Gentle showers, summer clothes.Here comes summer --Whoosh -- shiver -- there it goes.
6 Isn’t My Name Magical? By James Berry Nobody can see my name on me.My name is insideand all over me, unseenlike other people also keep it.Isn’t my name magical?My name is mine only.It tells I am individual,the one special person it shakeswhen I’m wanted.
7 Isn’t My Name Magical? By James Berry Even if someone else answersfor me, my message hangs in the airhaunting others till it stopswith me, the right name.Isn’t your name and my name magic?If I’m with hundreds of peopleand my name gets called,my sound switches me on to answerlike it was my human electricity.
8 Isn’t My Name Magical? By James Berry My name echoes across playgrounds,it comes, it demands my attention.I have to find out who calls,who wants me for what.My name gets blurted out in class,it is terror, at a bad time,because somebody is cross.
9 Isn’t My Name Magical? By James Berry My name gets called in a whisperI am happy, becausemy name may have touched mewith a living voice.Isn’t it all magic?