Core Curriculum
Pupils are to:
- Be introduced to and be equipped with a set of literary skills / devices with which they can study poetry more effectively.
- Be introduced to, and learn about the different types of poems and poetic structures.
- Be able to quickly grasp the overall meaning of a poem (i.e the themes, main ideas and issues fore-grounded in the poem).

Curriculum of Connections
Pupils are to:
- Be able to make inferences about information not explicitly stated in the text e.g. setting, poet’s intention / purpose, mood, feeling, attitude and style.
- Be able to understand how a poet’s social background and life experiences have a concrete effect on poetic output

Curriculum of Identity
Pupils are to:
- Understand and experience the appeal that poetry has to one’s emotional consciousness.
- Be able to analyze poetry, giving a sensitive and cogent personal response to a poem.
- Be able to enjoy poems of a greater variety and at a deeper level through discussion of readings and sharing of views.
- Demonstrate their ability to give a personal response to a poem, through explaining their own critical understanding of it, and detailing how it appeals to their emotions and senses.

Curriculum of Practice
Pupils are to:
- Be able to practice detailed analysis of a poem’s meaning: message, mood and attitude.

Approach: Deductive using a mind-map.
Poetry Appreciation:
Different points of view

consider and analyze 3 poems based on a mind-map framework of resources
to practise your skills in a compare and contrast exercise using any 2 out of 3 poems

What is a point of view?
How do points of view slant or shape our understanding of issues in life?
To understand what different points of view represent, we will now do this activity.
Compare and Contrast
How do you prepare for school yourself?
How do your parents ask you to prepare for school?.

After this activity, we will explore 3 poems using comparative study and the concept map that follows on from this slide. The exploration questions box after each poem will help you formulate your ideas from personal viewpoints.
The poem study will include visuals & commentary for you to experience and understand the poem better.
After studying the poems, complete the tasks and prepare them for homework and class presentation.


Mind Mapping The Unseen







Poem 1 Be Prepared by Boey Kim Cheng





Poem 2





Poem 3








For the follow-up activity during Literature class next week, you may opt to do either of the following


1. Dramatic Monologue ( Individual)
Remember Me by Ray Mather (read by yourself)
2. Play of Voices( Pair work)
2 mothers in a hdb playground by Arthur Yap
( read by you and a partner)
Literature often extends our human experiences through seeing life situations from others’ eyes.
Did any of the poems touch on a life experience that you have shared before? How was your own experience similar or different?
What emotions did you experience as you read these poems?
What did you find most or least interesting in the exploration links provided?
Break up into groups of 3 students for the next single period literature class. Share this with your group of friends.


Compare and Contrast

Pick any 2 of 3 poems
Consolidate your ideas together on these 2 poems based on the exploration questions and the commentary
Now draw up an analysis ( in table form) of these ideas using the mind- map framework for a compare and contrast exercise
Click here for criteria guidelines and checklist for your work .


Follow the instructions provided on the checklist to check your work once it is completed and redraft your work before submission.
Deadline: Thursday 27 May