MELC: Judging the relevance and worth of ideas,
soundness of author’s reasoning, and the effectiveness of
Identify words, phrases, lines or statement to support the
effectiveness of one’s work
Demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating poems through performing
Evaluate the relevance, soundness of author’s reasoning and effectiveness of
presentation in a poem
Infer the message of the poem by actively participating during
Do you read poems?
Are poems good to read?
Are poems made of lines and
Do poems express emotions?
Do emotions expressed in
poems affect you?
Mathematics of Life
Math is a subject that makes me sick
But with it, we can make fun if we stick
To ponder its operations and options
To find every answer to every questions.
But when joy is in our hearts, its fantastic
And we want to add more fun in our statistics
While some of us divide as they confide
The joy of their heart to others with pride.
When we love someone, we turned frantic
And we multiply our effort to be bombastic
But often we turned out to be problematic
For not everything we wanted is automatic.
Science In Everyday Life
- Martin Dejnicki
Everything works, because of science
Even your old kitchen appliance
What about your mom’s car?
Without science, it would not go far
With science, we could make
A computer or phone
If you want a twin , Just ask for a clone
Science will explain nature and trees
It’s also used, to find cures for disease
Science is cool, the evidence is clear
It’s so much fun, enjoy it my dear.
Philippines: The Place You’d Love To Be
Have you ever been to the Philippines?
My true country, the place you need to see
Look for all of its natural beauty
Travel across, by air, by land, by sea.
Enjoy all the beautiful sceneries
The pearl of the orient as we know it
Where the sun rises like the golden rays
And it welcomes you with a tight embrace
In Luzon, hop through the hundred islands
In Visayas, see the Chocolate Hills
In Mindanao, climb up the Mt. Apo.
And all of these places you need to see,
Satisfy your eyes with the sceneries
The Philippines is where you need to be.
Answer the following questions
1. How did you feel about the activity?
2. What have you noticed about the words, terms and
terminologies ? Does it show the relevance in the
effectiveness of the presentation of the stanza of the
3. Do the lines used show soundness of the author’s
4. What made poets effective in their poems?
5. How do poets convey messages in their poems?
6. Why do they have to be careful in presenting their
ideas to the readers?
Q: How do we understand the poet’s purpose and
A: Purpose is the reason why and how the text
Perspective is how he feels about the subject.
*Understanding the poet’s purpose is evaluating
1.prior knowledge and experience,
3.Purpose of reading
As one develops evaluating skills, he/she learns to recognize
relevant and valid information, interprets, and evaluates in
words and other text features.
Is a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty
and sound that are carefully arrange, often in short lines which rhyme. It is also
collection of ideas and emotions in a creative way.
Types of Poems
Free Verse- lines are unrhymed, no consistent metrical patterns,
Rhymed Poem- gives a musical feeling whether they appear at the end or in the
middle of the line
Blank Verse- unrhymed metered line- usually iambic pentameter in which each line
contains five sets of two beats
Narrative- contains all the elements of a story and are normally longer than the
Epic- a long narrative poem that tells the heroic deeds, normally accomplished by
more=than human characters.
Haiku- a three-line Japanese poem that follows a syllable pattern of 5-7-5.
Elegy- a poem that is written in dedication to someone who has died.
Soliloquy- a dramatic literary device that is used when a character gives a speech
that reveals something about their thought process.
Activity Sheet for Group 1
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans
Keep interested in your own career,however humble:
It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
1. Pick words which you consider important.
2. Do you think the words you have chosen in the stanza help
the poet in delivering the message
of the poem?
3. What line in the stanza expresses positivity? What impact
does it give you?
4. What ideas on positivity about life is exemplified in the
5. Do you agree with poet’s presentation?
Activity Sheet for Group 2
Speak your truth quietly and clearly:
And listen to others,
Even to the dull and the ignorant;
They too have their story.
1. Are the underlined words in the stanza above show
relevance in the effectiveness of the presentation of the
stanza of the poem?
2. Are the underlined words used effective to achieve the
3. Do the words used convinced you to speak the truth and
listen to others?
4. Do you agree with poet’s presentation? Explain.
Activity Sheet for Group 3
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
And remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
Be on good terms with all persons
1. Do the lines show soundness of the author’s
2. Do the lines convey a clear message to the readers?
3. Is the poet effective enough to tell the message he
intends to convey?
4. Do the stanzas help in relaying the message of the
Direction: Read the excerpt from the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and
answer the questions that follow.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
1. What line in the poem expresses the poet’s decision?
2.How does the line contribute to his purpose?
3. How does the line help you in making decisions?
4. What does the speaker mean in ‘’and sorry I could not travel both’’?
5. What type of choices do you think the road less traveled represents to the speaker?