English : Term 1 Unit 2 : Poem : Trees
A. Find the describing words given in the poem.
READ AND UNDERSTAND
B. Answer the following.
a. What does the peepul do?
Answer: Peepul quivers in the breeze.
b. How does the coconut tree grow?
Answer: The coconut tree grows straight and tall
c. What does the tamarind give?
Answer: The Tamarind gives a pleasant shade.
d. What is as sharp as a blade?
Answer: The Date’s leaf is as sharp as blade.
e. What does the teak tree give us?
Answer: The Teak tree gives us useful wood.
Do you know
You can tell how old a tree is by counting its rings. This method of tree ring dating is called “Dendrochronology” and was developed in the early 20th century.
C. Read the acrostic poem on ‘Friend’. Write an acrostic poem like this on ‘Tree’.
Friends always love each other
Respect each other
Interact with each other
Enjoy playing with each other
Never hurt your friends
Do everything together
Towring high above
Roots take up water
Evergreens stay green all year
Everyday they keep us alive
APPRECIATING THE POEM
D. Work in pairs.
A rhyme is a repetition of the same sound in two or more words. Usually they come at the end of lines in poems and songs. Eg. tower – power; king – sing
Discuss with your partner and pick out the rhyming words in the poem.
Read the poem aloud in pairs. Take turns to read the verses.
• Trees – breez
• Tall – small
• Shade – blade
• Wood – good