My Wonderful Mother Supplementary Reading Poems English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 8


Subject :English Grammar

Class :Primary 5

Term :Third Term

Week: 8

Class: Basic 5

Subject: English Grammar

Topic : My Mother

Previous Lesson :

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and understand the main topic and theme of the poem.
  2. Recognize and analyze literary devices used in the poem.
  3. Express personal emotions and thoughts about the poem.
  4. Enhance vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  5. Develop creative writing skills by creating their own short poem about their mother.

Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Critical thinking
  3. Creative writing
  4. Vocabulary development
  5. Oral communication

Learning Materials:

  1. The poem “My Wonderful Mother” (handouts or displayed on the board)
  2. Whiteboard and markers
  3. Chart paper and markers
  4. Individual notebooks or papers
  5. Pencils or pens


Reading a poem on My Mother.

Title: My Wonderful Mother

Introduction: My mother is a special person in my life. She’s always there, through joy and strife. I want to write a poem, just for her, To show how much I love and admire her.

Verse 1: My mother’s smile is like the sun, It brightens up my day, making it fun. Her warm hugs make me feel secure, With her love, I know I’ll always endure.

Verse 2: She works so hard, both day and night, To make sure everything is just right. Her gentle words bring comfort and peace, In her embrace, all worries cease.

Verse 3: She teaches me values, right from wrong, To be kind and brave, to be strong. Her patience and guidance help me grow, With her support, I’ll continue to glow.

Verse 4: She listens to me, with an open heart, She understands me, right from the start. Her words of wisdom, they inspire, With her by my side, I’ll reach higher.

Conclusion: To my amazing mother, I say, Thank you for brightening up my day. You’re my hero, my guiding light, I love you, dear mother, with all my might.


1. What is the main topic of the poem?
a) My Father
b) My Teacher
c) My Mother
d) My Best Friend

2. What does the poet compare their mother’s smile to?
a) The moon
b) The stars
c) The sun
d) The rain

3. How does the poet feel when they receive their mother’s warm hugs?
a) Scared
b) Excited
c) Happy and secure
d) Indifferent

4. What does the poet mention about their mother’s hard work?
a) She works during the night only
b) She doesn’t work at all
c) She works during the day and night
d) She only works on weekends

5. What do the poet’s mother’s gentle words bring?
a) Confusion and chaos
b) Comfort and peace
c) Frustration and anger
d) Sadness and disappointment

6. What values does the poet’s mother teach them?
a) To be rude and selfish
b) To be kind and brave
c) To be lazy and irresponsible
d) To be careless and mean

7. How does the poet feel about their mother’s support?
a) They don’t appreciate it
b) They are indifferent about it
c) They feel grateful and know they can overcome challenges
d) They feel burdened by it

8. What does the poet mention about their mother’s listening skills?
a) She never listens
b) She only pretends to listen
c) She listens with an open heart
d) She listens but doesn’t understand

9. How does the poet feel about their mother’s words of wisdom?
a) They find them boring and pointless
b) They find them inspiring
c) They don’t pay attention to them
d) They find them confusing

10. How does the poet express their love for their mother?
a) They say “I love you” in the poem
b) They give her a gift
c) They hug her tightly
d) They show it through their actions


Lesson Plan Presentation: “Exploring the Poem ‘My Wonderful Mother'”


  1. Begin the lesson by displaying the title of the poem “My Wonderful Mother” and ask students if they can predict what the poem might be about.
  2. Introduce the poem to the students and read it aloud, emphasizing the rhythm and tone.
  3. Engage students in a class discussion by asking questions about the main topic, the poet’s emotions, and any literary devices they noticed in the poem.
  4. Explain the meaning of any unfamiliar words or phrases in the poem, ensuring students understand the vocabulary used.
  5. Break down the poem into stanzas and discuss the imagery, metaphors, and similes used by the poet to describe their mother.
  6. Brainstorm with the students the qualities and actions of a mother that they can relate to from the poem.
  7. Model how to write a short poem by using one of the qualities discussed in the brainstorming session. Write the poem on the board as an example.
  8. Provide students with time to write their own short poem about their mother, incorporating the qualities they admire.
  9. Encourage students to share their poems with the class, fostering a supportive and respectful environment.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Introduce the poem and read it aloud.
  • Facilitate class discussions.
  • Explain and clarify any unfamiliar vocabulary.
  • Model and guide students in writing their own poems.
  • Provide feedback and encouragement during the sharing session.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen attentively to the poem.
  • Participate in class discussions and ask questions.
  • Take notes on important points.
  • Write their own short poem about their mother.
  • Share their poems with the class.


  • Informal assessment through class discussions and participation.
  • Evaluate students’ understanding of literary devices used in the poem.
  • Review students’ written poems for creativity, coherence, and expression.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the main topic of the poem “My Wonderful Mother”?
  2. How does the poet describe their mother’s smile?
  3. What literary devices are used in the poem?
  4. Can you identify any metaphors or similes in the poem?
  5. Explain one quality of the mother mentioned in the poem.
  6. How does the poet express their love for their mother?
  7. Describe the tone and mood of the poem.
  8. What are some emotions the poem evokes in you?
  9. How did you incorporate the qualities of your own mother in your poem?
  10. Share one line from your own poem that you feel represents your mother well.


  • Summarize the main points discussed during the lesson.
  • Commend students for their active participation and creative writing.
  • Emphasize the importance of expressing love and appreciation for their mothers.
  • Encourage students to continue exploring and appreciating poetry in their daily lives.