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Rationale Confronted with a request (or directive) for their class to present an item at a forthcoming assembly, many teachers simply gasp, before spending hours of valuable class time trying to coax kids into memorising lengthy songs or verses, or creating elaborate costumes. Kids love to perform, and their parents and other family members love to watch them, so it’s a shame that teachers feel so pressured to produce something unique that they don’t get to enjoy the preparation and presentation.

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“Assembly” aims to take some of this pressure away from teachers and put the fun back into assembly items by offering simple performance poetry pieces for primary school classes. All are suitable for group performances and for classes of varying sizes, as well as for regular use in the drama classroom. A second issue in selecting assembly pieces is making the preparation both relevant and a learning experience. To this end, each poem is supplemented with teachers’ notes focusing on one or more elements of the poem’s form or subject matter.

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Arts practi practicce – ideas, skills, techniques and processes: The student makes informed decisions about effective ways of using performing arts elements in making and presenting performing arts works. Levels: 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Queensland The Arts: Drama The student shares moments of dramatic action using voice and movement, so that he/she can be seen, heard and understood. Levels: DR 1.2, DR 2.2, DR 3.2


Resources While there are lots of ideas within the pages of Assembly, once your students get a taste for poetry, you may find you want more. The books and websites below will provide invaluable extra inspiration.

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Poetry Collections (Single Author)

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• Anna The Goanna and other Poems, by Jill McDougall (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000) • Doodledum Dancing, by Meredith Costain & Pamela Allen (Penguin, 2006) • If Bees Rode Shiny Bicycles, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2003) • If The World Belonged To Dogs, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2007) • Meet the Monsters, by Max Fatchen (Omnibus, 2004) • Ogre in a Toga, and Other Perverse Verses, by Geoffrey McSkimming (Scholastic Press, 2006) • Redback Mansion, by Lorraine Marwood (Five Islands Press, 2002) • Sister Madge’s Book of Nuns, by Doug MacLeod (Puffin, 1986 & 2002) • That Downhill Yelling, by Lorraine Marwood (Five Islands Press, 2005) • The Moon in the Man, by Elizabeth Honey (Allen & Unwin, 2002)

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Poetry Anthologies (Multiple Authors)

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• And the Roo Jumped Over the Moon: Australian Stories and Poems for Children, compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Press, 2004) • Celebrating: The End-of-the-Year Reciter (TripleD Books, 2007)

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• Mulga Bill Rides Again, compiled by Gordon Winch (Macmillan, 1998) • Susie Blue and the Super Glue, various authors (Era Publications, 2007)

www.gigglepoetry.com/ A site with hundreds of poems which kids are invited to read and rate, as well as lots of resources for teachers. www.poetry4kids.com/

The website of American poet Kenn Nesbitt, including poems to read, poetry lessons and more.

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• Rhyme Time is, like all poems in this book, intended for performance, but it also makes a good warm up poem for drama and singing lessons. It is easy to learn and remember and has plenty of movement and rhythm.

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Rhyme Time can be performed as a whole class recitation. Alternatively, groups of students can perform the verses, with the whole class joining in for the chorus.

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Literature Links:

• Doodledum Dancing, a poem by Meredith Costain, published in Doodledum Dancing Dancing, by Meredith Costain (Penguin, 2006)

• Badly Behaved Poems, a poem by Michelle Taylor, published in If The World Belonged TTo o Dogs Dogs, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2007)

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Elephant • Elephant is not just a fun poem to perform, it is also a circular story – that is it ends the same way it begins, and so could keep going on for ever.

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Younger students will enjoy being allowed to dress up as their allocated animal or, for simplicity and uniformity, they could make masks of their animal. Classroom Links:

– Munsch, Robert. Alligator Baby (Scholastic, 1997)

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– Numeroff, Laura. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Scholastic, 1992)

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Because of the cyclical nature of these stories, they can also be used to complement studies of life cycles in the science learning area.

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A straight voice-reading of this poem, with a group of any size, can be complemented by using instruments. Bongo or djembe drums can set up a jungle beat, but if these are unavailable, use tapping sticks. Rather than tapping to the words, have a constant beat in the background (long, short, short, short, long, short, short, short – think of the jungle drums in old Tarzan movies). Make sure the musicians time their beat to finish at the same time as the speakers, with an extra strong beat as the last word is delivered. As always, children could dress up as the various animals and act out the poem, with jungle-themed backdrops.

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This is a nonsensical poem, which could be complemented by reading books such as those by Doctor Seuss. Especially relevant (though perhaps less well known than other Doctor Seuss works) is Horton the Elephant in which an elephant hatches an egg.

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Suitable for recitation by a small or large group. Students could dress up in dressing gowns or pyjamas, with oversize toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste as props. Classroom Links:

This one ties in nicely with health studies, focusing on dental hygiene and can be used as support for visits by the dental health service. There are many books and resources available on this topic.

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Five Juicy Apples can be used for younger children as part of learning to count and as an introduction to simple subtraction. It can also be used during early childhood studies of family structure, including extended family.

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• Number Rumba, a poem by Elizabeth Honey, published in The Moon in the Man (Allen & Unwin, 2002) • Fours, a poem by Michelle Taylor, published in If Bees Rode Shiny Bicycles Bicycles, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2003) • Calculations, a poem by Jackie Hosking, published in Machines - Guided Reading Book Book, (Reed International Books Pty Ltd, 2007) • Nothing to Worry About, a poem by Jackie Hosking, published in The School Magazine - Countdown - June 2006 [Vol. 91 No. 5]

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Allocate each line to one child, with all joining in on ‘Have fun’ and ‘Rhyme’s done’. Alternatively, divide the class into five groups, with each group saying one line of each stanza, and all joining in on the final line of each.

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Children will also enjoy coming up with some actions for each line – some such as giggle and wriggle will be fairly easy, but discussion about what a whimmy looks like can be fun.

Shimmy is a movement poem and, as such, is good for warm-up in drama lessons or mat time. It can also be used for lessons on multisyllable rhyme. It works well as a complement to the poem, Music Makers.

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Because it is short and has a catchy beat, students find this an easy poem both to memorise and to perform. Students can perform each line individually, but a group reading of the entire poem can also be effective. For variation, try a cumulative reading – with one person or group reading the first line and more joining in on each subsequent line, so that it gets louder as it progresses.

The unusual rhyme pattern in Ice cream (with three lines in each verse rhyming) makes it a useful poem for studying rhyme in the language classroom. It also can have links to science, with students interested in discovering how ice cream is made.

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• Summer Salad, a poem by Sally Murphy, published in Countdown (The School Magazine, Vol 87, No. 1, February 2002)

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• Lollipops and Green Peas, both published in If Bees Rode Shiny Bicycles, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2003)

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Bug Poems • This trio of short poems takes a look at mini beasts. All are easy for young children to learn.

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A perfect complement to a classroom theme of mini beast or the insect world, Ant and Snail especially, focus on the behaviours of their respective subjects, whilst Bumblebee is a slightly humorous look at language. It always generates discussion amongst students who want to answer the poem’s question.

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• Flies Fly, a poem by Meredith Costain, published in Doodledum Dancing, by Meredith Costain (Penguin, 2006)

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• Watching Eye, a poem by Colin Thiele, published in 100 Australian Poems for Children, edited by Clare Scott-Mitchell and Kathlyn Griffith (Random House, 2002)

• Cicada, a poem by Kevin Gilbert, published in 100 Australian Poems for Children, edited by Clare Scott-Mitchell and Kathlyn Griffith (Random House, 2002) • Snail, a poem by Teresa O’Halloran, published in Mulga Bill Rides Again, compiled by Gordon Winch (Macmillan, 1998) • A Visitor, a poem by Joan M. Shilton published in Mulga Bill Rides Again, compiled by Gordon Winch (Macmillan, 1998)

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• This poem is all about movement and the fun of a trip to the local show or amusement park.

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Bed Time is suitable for multi-voice reading. Whilst the whole poem could be read by the entire group, you could also allocate verses to different groups with the repeated chorus (There’s a monster…) recited by the whole class.

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Bed Time can be used as a lead-in to creative writing or art activities. Have students write a story about what would happen if there really was a monster under their bed, or a scary story about a ghost or monster of choice.

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• Boris Monster Scared of Nothing, by Sophie Laguna and Ben Redlich (Scholastic Press, 2007) • Meet the Monsters, by Max Fatchen (Omnibus, 2004) • Monster, by Michael Salmon (The Five Mile Press) • The Shower Monster, a poem by Meredith Costain, published in Doodledum Dancing, by Meredith Costain (Penguin, 2006) • The Little Little Little Boy, a poem by Elizabeth Honey, published in The Moon in the Man (Allen & Unwin, 2002) • The Bathroom Bunyip, a poem by Colin Thiele, published in Poems in my Luggage (Omnibus Books, 1989) • Mum, There’s a Monster, a poem by Grace Knight, published in 100 Australian Poems for Children, edited by Clare Scott-Mitchell and Kathlyn Griffith (Random House, 2002) • Gargoyle, Frog Nightmare, and It’s Only a Dream, all published in If The World Belonged To Dogs, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2007)

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As with Rhyme Time (see page 7) students can clap the rhythm of this poem. It’s even better if you can get them mimicking the words of the poem by snapping, clapping, tapping and so on as they recite the words. This is a great one for a multi-voice reading. You can try using a cumulative effect – one group starts at the beginning, with subsequent groups joining in until all the class is reciting. At the same time, the accompanying sounds of feet, hands and fingers can get gradually louder. Lots of noise, but good fun.

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Music Makers is a good poem for the music classroom, encouraging students to explore how they can make rhythm and music without instruments. As an introduction to the poem have students clap out patterns of beats, and explore which other sounds they can make without instruments – stamping feet, clicking tongues, slapping knees and so on.

• Crazy Claps, a poem by Elizabeth Honey, published in The Moon in the Man (Allen & Unwin, 2002)

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• Bits of Me, by Gordon Winch, published in 100 Australian Poems for Children, edited by Clare Scott-Mitchell and Kathlyn Griffith (Random House, 2002)

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This is a good poem for solo parts, with the roles of Queen, King, Prince, Princess, Butler and Maid each played by different students, and the narration read either by one student or by the remainder of students together. There are opportunities for costuming, too, with students dressing as members of the court.

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12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘Madam, your fears I can relieve. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 You gave it to me for a clean; 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 First, she goes to ask the king. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 You needn’t have caused such a scene.’ 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘I haven’t seen the silly thing. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 I really wish you’d take more care – 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Queen takes the crown and puts it on. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Now all the world can see your hair!’ 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 She shows the King, 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 she shows Prince John. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Next she asks her son, Prince John. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 The Butler, Maid and Princess Bea – 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘Perhaps you should have kept it on. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 All are very pleased to see. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 I12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 don’t know why you’re asking me – 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 How about asking Princess Bea?’ But suddenly she says ‘Oh woe! 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 This crown hurts my head, you know. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Princess Beatrice is no help. It really weighs a person down. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘You should have left it on your scalp. I do not like to wear a crown! 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Really, you should be more careful; 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 More sensible and more bewareful.’ I like my head more light and free 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 I’m taking this crown off, you see. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Queen calls her maid. I want the world to see my hair. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘Come here, come here. I will go crownless everywhere.’ 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 Have you seen my crown, my dear?’ 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 ‘No M’am I’ve most surely not. The Queen has found her golden crown 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 You should keep it in a safer spot.’ 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 But now she’s put it firmly down. 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 – Sally Murphy 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901

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The Blow Fly • This is a truly Australian poem – focusing on two of our pastimes – getting rid of flies and complaining about them.

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With its very Australian subject matter, this one ties in well with class themes of Australia or Australian identity. Have children explore the meaning of the term ‘icon’ and identify other Australian icons.

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• The Fly, by Gusti (Allen & Unwin, 2006)

• Flies Fly, a poem by Meredith Costain, published in Doodledum Dancing, by Meredith Costain (Penguin, 2006) • Flies, a poem by Irene Gough, published in A Roo Jumped Over the Moon, compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Press, 2004)

• Australia, a poem by Michelle Taylor, published in If The World Belonged To Dogs, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2007)

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Baby Brother

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Baby Brother is a good poem for a whole class recital, but could also be broken up between five groups or five individuals so that each verse is performed by one group. If performing it this way, experiment with having everyone say the final ‘MINE’.

Baby Brother can be used to tie in with personal development topics relating to jealousy and/or sibling rivalry and also for studies of the family.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f o rr evi ew pur posesonl y• Literature Links • The Floatingest Frog, by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Simon Bosch (New Frontier, 2004)

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• When my sister was two and I was four, a poem by Michelle Taylor, published in If The World Belonged To Dogs, by Michelle Taylor (UQP, 2007)

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This is a great poem for individual reading, but is just as suitable for whole class recital. Alternatively, individual students could recite one line each, with all joining in on the final line.

I Don’t Know Why is an excellent poem for tying in with healthy eating lessons, in health or science topics. At a time when schools are under pressure to promote healthy eating and eradicate unhealthy options from school menus, a little humour could be useful.

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons •f o rr evi ew pur posesonl y• Literature Links • Summer Salad, a poem by Sally Murphy, published in Countdown (The School magazine, Vol 87, No. 1, February 2002)

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• Mashed Potatoes on the Ceiling, a poem by Kenn Nisbett, available online at www.poetry4kids.com/poem-138.html

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What’s For Dinner?

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As with I Don’t Why, this poem can be tied into healthy eating units, but could also be useful in units relating to family life and traditional roles.

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“Mum, what’s for dinner?” “A little steak, some pepper sauce And some vegetables, of course.”

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“Mum, what’s for dinner?” “All that you see upon your plate Eat it up, it’s getting late.”

Six o’clock: it’s dinner time – Looks delicious, tastes devine. Gobble it down, savour, eat. My Mum’s cooking can’t be beat. “Mum, what’s for sweets?”

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Netball and Footy

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