4i GE Project Scheme eg1

R&D project proposal(e.g pull-out programme, talent pool, etc.)
Programme Title: Unlocking the Creative Mind of the Linguistically Gifted Students
Domains: English Language
Target students: P4-6
No. of sessions: 8-12
Duration of each session: 90 minutes
1. Students are more sensitive to the sounds of language, pay more careful attention to the
vividness and aliveness of words and care more about how they interpret them when they
learn to write poems.
2. Students become more attuned to syntax and grammar, not as something to be memorized
but as something that is alive.
3. Students learn to greet each other's suggestions with enthusiasm and learn to make
constructive suggestions that make them feel a valued member of a community.
Expected/Measurable outcomes:
1. Learning to write poems gives students a chance to see grammar, syntax and vocabulary in
flexible ways while encouraging precision, revision, appreciation and fresh perceptions
2. A curriculum package for gifted students in English to demonstrate how to think more
creatively and experience the fun of writing.
Suggested approach/pedagogy:
The teaching of poetry is addressed as teaching a craft. A craft is series of practices and skills
that can be learned, transferred and adapted. Students would realize that they are not asked to
give answers, right or wrong, but instead are trained to see and observe differently. The new
observations create new possibilities of thinking. Writing poems successfully gives an order
and a new confidence about seeing and writing.
Students are trained into sharper and more careful observers. They become attentive to any
form of organization that leads to new ideas, rather than merely reiterating what is already
Pull out programme outline
Different types,
forms and shape of
Students should be able to recognize
Shape poem,
5W poem,
 Five-line poem,
 Haiku
Similes and
Students will be able to
 interpret and write simile(a comparison using like or as) and
metaphors (a comparison that does not use like or as)
 write similes and metaphors that describe a person from your city,
TV, or an era in history
 use their knowledge of similes and metaphors to promote their
appreciation and understanding of poetry
Students will able to identify and use alliteration (repetition of initial
consonant sound)
Rhymes and
Students will be able to
 recognize the rhyming words (when two words end with the same
sound) and rhyme scheme
 discuss the importance of rhythm (the grouping or recording of
words can make a certain beat, or, what poets call rhythm) in a poem
Funny poems
There several different ways that to make poems funny. These include:
using a "surprise ending"
using opposites
putting your idea in an unusual place
 using funny words
 a special type of wordplay known as a "pun"
Appreciation of the
works of famous
To allow students to read, explore, learn, and enjoy poetry so that their
appreciation for the techniques of poetry and the poets of the present,
past, and future might be fostered.
Methods/Tools for evaluation:
Pre-test and post-test
Peer comment in class
Reflective journal with teacher's comment