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1 Teachers and Other Pests A Poetry Anthology for BIH Grade 7 Students

2 The Aliens Have Landed by Kenn Nesbitt Learning Objectives As we study this poem you will learn:  the meaning of the poem,  be introduced to the terms, Stanza, Rhyme - Alternate Couplet, Line, Simile & Imagery,  how to read out the poem to the class,  You will also complete some mini tasks and a quiz on this poem.

3 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. Vocabulary: Engulfed: to swallow up or submerge. Exudes: to ooze out gradually. Immersed: surrounded by a liquid Granite: a type of very hard rock. The Key Devices used in this poem are: Stanza Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Line Simile Imagery

4 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Stanza A series of lines in a poem that are grouped together. This poem has 3 stanzas Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet.

5 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Stanzas are made up of lines Line The group of words on the same line. This poem has 3 stanzas of 9, 8 and 4 lines. On your copy of the poem number each line in each stanza Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. 1 The aliens have landed! 2 It's distressing, but they're here. 3 They piloted their flying saucer 4 through our atmosphere. 5 They landed like a meteor 6 engulfed in smoke and flame. 7 Then out they climbed 8 immersed in slime 9 and burbled as they came. 1 Their hands are greasy tentacles. 2 Their heads are weird machines. 3 Their bodies look like cauliflower 4 and smell like dead sardines. 5 Their blood is liquid helium. 6 Their eyes are made of granite. 7 Their breath exudes the stench of foods 8 from some unearthly planet. 1 And if you want to see these 2 sickly, unattractive creatures, 3 you'll find them working in your school; 4 they all got jobs as teachers.

6 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Rhyme - Couplet Two lines next to each other that rhyme. Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Two lines that rhyme that have an un-rhymed line between them. This poem uses both! On your copy of the poem highlight the lines that rhyme. The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet.

7 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Simile Where an object or a person is compared to a similar object often with the word ‘Like’ or ‘as’. On your copy of the poem underline the similes. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet.

8 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Imagery Words and phrases that are used in literature to create clear pictures in our minds. You can also have sound, taste and smell imagery. On your copy of the poem identify one example of visual imagery from each stanza. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers.

9 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Sound Imagery Words and phrases that are used in literature to create clear pictures in our minds. You can also have sound, taste and smell imagery. On your copy of the poem identify the example of sound imagery. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers.

10 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. The Key Devices Smell Imagery Words and phrases that are used in literature to create clear pictures in our minds. You can also have sound, taste and smell imagery. On your copy of the poem identify one example of smell imagery. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers.

11 The Aliens Have Landed Kenn Nesbitt The aliens have landed! It's distressing, but they're here. They piloted their flying saucer through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime and burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower and smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods from some unearthly planet. And if you want to see these sickly, unattractive creatures, you'll find them working in your school; they all got jobs as teachers. Meaning: This is a humorous (funny) poem in which Kenn Nesbitt imagines that all teachers are some sort of slimy, smelly alien race that have invaded Earth, to make children’s lives miserable. He uses a lot of horrible but funny similes and imagery to make his point.

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