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Cu

urricullum ex
xtra Unit 9
Foc
cus on L
Literature
e: Poetry
y 3 Tick () th
he pairs of w
words which
h rhyme.
1 meet eat
e ___ 5 for sho
ore ___
1 Read
R the poe
em and answ
wer the questions. 2 see be
e ___ 6 shoe blue
b ___
Bed in summer 3 hear wear
w ___ 7 do so ___
by Robert
R Louis S
Stevenson 4 you who ___ 8 they play ___

4 Underline the pairs off words in th


he poem tha
at
I havve to go to bed and see
s rhyme.
The birds s still hop
pping on th
he tree,
Or hear the grown-up people e's feet 5 How manyy syllables aare there in these words
s?
Complete the table.
Still go
oing past me
m in the sttreet.
arrriving beau utiful see ggoing hoppiing people play
sailing should
s Stevvenson street umbrella
a
And doees it not se
eem hard too you,
When all the sky iss clear and
d blue, One T
Two Three
And I sh
hould like so
s much to o play, __
__________
_ ____________ arriving
To haave to go to
o bed by day? __
__________
_ ____________ __________ __
__
__________
_ ____________ __________ __
__
__________
_ ____________ __________ __
1 What is thee poem's title
e?
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __ 6 All of the lines
l in the poem have the same
2 Who is thee poet? number off syllables. H How many?
? ___
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __
7 Underline the word(s)) you can ex xchange forr
3 Is the poemm about a chhild or an adu ult? these words in the pooem, without changing the
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __ number off syllables in
n the line.
4 What is thee poet unhap ppy about in the poem? hopping
g sitting / staying / arriving
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __ 1 hear listen to / see / knoww
5 Why is it a
about bedtime e in the summer, and nott 2 people’s men’s / w women’s / addults’
in the winter? 3 going walking / near / they’’re
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __ 4 hard bad / wroong / difficultt
6 Look at thee words in boold. Is this a line or verse
e 5 clear beautifull / nice / sunn
ny
of the poem? 6 play talk / sleeep / watch TV
T
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __
7 How manyy verses are there in total? 8 Read anotther poem b by Robert Loouis Stevens son.
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __ Choose th he correct opption. The correct
c number
8 How manyy lines does thet poem ha ave? es is written after each line. Think
of syllable
about:
________ __________ ___________ ___________ __
* the numb
ber of syllablees in a line
2 Choose
C the c
correct optio
on to compllete the textt * rhyming words
w
about poems s.
In
n poems, the ere are often (1) the same / a differe nt Rain
R
number of line es in each ve erse. The (2)) last / first by
y Robert Lou
uis Stevenso n
words
w in pairss of lines ofte
en rhyme. Th his means tha at
th
hey (3) start / end with th he same vow wel and The (1) rain
r / water iis falling all around,
a (8))
co
onsonant sounds. Their spelling
s is no
ot always the e It falls
s on field andd (2) river / tree, (6)
sa
ame. There a are also ofteen (4) a different / the It rains on n the (3) umb brellas / gras ss here, (88)
And on the (4) ship ps / people at a sea. (6)
same number of syllabless in each line e. This gives
th
he poem a re egular ‘rhythm m’, or music,, when you
re
ead it out.