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1 Teachers and Other Pests A Poetry Anthology for BIH Grade 7 Students Freddie by Phil Bolsta

2 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, Rhythm & Tone,  how to read out the poem to the class,  You will also complete some mini tasks questions on the poem. Freddie by Phil Bolsta

3 I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had! Freddie by Phil Bolsta

4 The Key Devices used in this poem are: Stanza Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Line Rhythm Tone Freddie by Phil Bolsta I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had!

5 The Key Devices Stanza A series of lines in a poem that are grouped together. This poem has 4 stanzas of 4 lines. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. On your copy of the poem number the lines in each stanza I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had! Freddie by Phil Bolsta

6 The Key Devices Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Two lines that rhyme that have an un-rhymed line between them. On your copy of the poem highlight the words that rhyme. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Freddie by Phil Bolsta I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had! I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had! Note: In Stanza 1, two words make up the rhyme, bore me & for me.

7 The Key Devices Rhythm Is the arrangement of sounds as they move through the poem. This poem has lines of 6-8 syllables and often puts an emphasis or stress on the even number syllables in a line. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Freddie by Phil Bolsta I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had! I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much ha ppi er 'Cause Fredd ie does it for me! The Key Devices Rhythm On your copy of the poem underline or highlight the syllables we stress in Stanza 1

8 The Key Devices Tone The mood or atmosphere created by the poem. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. The mood of this poem is humorous or funny as getting a dog to do your homework for you is impossible, or is it? Freddie by Phil Bolsta I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had!

9 Meaning: This is a humorous (funny) poem in which a boy describes how his parents are happy with him because his grades have improved at school. His grade have improved because because his dog, Freddie is now doing his homework for him! Freddie by Phil Bolsta I don't like doing homework. I know that it will bore me. But now I am much happier 'Cause Freddie does it for me! He greets me at the door each day When I come home from school. He just can't wait to read my books- I think that's pretty cool. I give him all my homework, Like history and math. And when he's done I give him A nice warm bubble bath! My grades are so much better now, Which makes my parents glad. Freddie is the smartest dog That I have ever had!

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