Supplementary Reading Poems English Grammar Primary 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Class: Primary 5

Subject: English Grammar

Topic: Supplementary Reading – Poems

Duration: 45 minutes

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Previous Knowledge: Students have a basic understanding of poems and poetic elements.

Set Induction:

  • The teacher starts by reciting a short and engaging poem.
  • Students are encouraged to listen carefully to the poem.

Behavioral Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of poems.
  2. Identify and discuss the key elements of a poem.
  3. Appreciate the beauty and creativity in poems.

Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Reading and comprehension.
  2. Creative thinking.
  3. Analytical skills.

Learning Materials:

  • A collection of short and engaging poems.
  • Chalkboard/whiteboard and chalk/markers.

Teaching Methods:

  • Discussion and analysis of poems.
  • Encouraging students to recite and appreciate poems.


  1. Understanding what poems are.
  2. Identifying key elements of poems: rhyme, rhythm, metaphors, and similes.
  3. Appreciating the creativity in poems.


Understanding What Poems Are: Poems are special kinds of writing that use beautiful and creative words to express feelings and ideas. They often have short lines and can be very imaginative.

Identifying Key Elements of Poems (Rhyme, Rhythm, Metaphors, and Similes):

  • Rhyme: Poems have words that sound the same at the end, like “cat” and “hat.”
  • Rhythm: Poems have a kind of beat or pattern in how words are read aloud.
  • Metaphors: Poems use comparisons to make things more interesting. For example, “Her smile was a ray of sunshine” compares a smile to sunshine.
  • Similes: Poems also use comparisons, like “She ran as fast as a cheetah,” to make things clearer.

Appreciating the Creativity in Poems:

  • Creativity in poems means how poets use words to paint pictures in our minds and create emotions.
  • When we read a poem, we should look for how it makes us feel and imagine what the poet is trying to say.

So, understanding poems means knowing they are special writing, recognizing elements like rhyme and comparisons, and enjoying the creativity and feelings they bring.


Step 1: Introduction to Poems (10 minutes)

  • The teacher introduces the topic of poems.
  • Discusses what poems are and their characteristics.

Step 2: Identifying Key Elements (15 minutes)

  • The teacher presents short poems to the class.
  • Students identify key elements such as rhyme, rhythm, metaphors, and similes in the poems.

Step 3: Appreciation and Discussion (15 minutes)

  • Students take turns reciting poems.
  • The class discusses the creativity and imagery in the poems.
  • Students express their thoughts and feelings about the poems.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Introduce the topic and guide discussions.
  • Provide explanations about poetic elements.
  • Encourage students to express their thoughts.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen to the teacher’s introduction.
  • Identify and discuss elements in the poems.
  • Recite poems and engage in discussions.


  1. Students’ participation in discussions and their ability to identify elements in the poems.
  2. Teacher’s assessment of students’ appreciation and understanding of the poems.
  3. A poem is a special kind of ___________ that uses creative words. a) story b) writing c) drawing d) song
  4. Poems often have short lines and can be very ____________. a) imaginative b) long c) boring d) simple
  5. Rhyme in a poem is when words sound the __________ at the end. a) different b) similar c) opposite d) funny
  6. Rhythm in poems gives them a kind of __________ or pattern. a) beat b) color c) smell d) taste
  7. Metaphors in poems use comparisons to make things more ___________. a) confusing b) interesting c) colorful d) silent
  8. In a simile, poems use comparisons to make things ___________. a) boring b) clearer c) mysterious d) loud
  9. Appreciating the creativity in poems means understanding how poets use words to paint ___________. a) stories b) numbers c) pictures d) songs
  10. When you read a poem, you should look for how it makes you feel and try to __________ what the poet is saying. a) imagine b) forget c) erase d) underline
  11. Poems are like __________ for the mind. a) puzzles b) food c) exercise d) medicine
  12. Poems help us see the world in a different and more ___________ way. a) exciting b) confusing c) boring d) ordinary
  13. The __________ in a poem is like the heartbeat of the poem. a) beat b) rhyme c) painting d) recipe
  14. In a metaphor, poets say something is something else to make their poems more ____________. a) similar b) simple c) interesting d) colorful
  15. A simile in a poem uses words like “as” or “like” to compare things and make the meaning more __________. a) clear b) silent c) hidden d) confusing
  16. When you read a poem, pay attention to the ___________ words and how they make you feel. a) creative b) boring c) confusing d) beautiful
  17. Poetry is like a __________ that can take us to new places in our minds. a) map b) mirror c) window d) door



  • The lesson aims to enhance students’ appreciation of poems.
  • Encourages students to engage with poetry and its creative aspects.