The poetry of C.J Dennis
Task no. 1
The Poetry of C.J Dennis
Recap Libby Hathorn's YouTube clip and the interesting facts the class discovered after listening to the clip.
View some of C.J Dennis' poems such as:
- The Songs of the Sentimental Bloke
- The Glugs of Gosh
- The Triantiwontigongolope
Display them on a screen so you can follow along as a class.
Spend time looking at either The Glugs of Glosh/Joi the Glug/Old Gosh Rhyme. Read through it as a class. Look at the language used, the layout and the notes written in pencil. Click here to access the digitised copy.
Read through the poems again as a class.
Each students should receive a copy of the poem (at least 2 verses of the poem).
As you read through the poems, highlight the rhyming words.
With a partner, discuss where the rhyming words were located and write these rhyming words onto a word wall for future reference.
You will learn a verse from one C.J Dennis poem. Some suggestions could be: The Glugs of Glosh/Joi the Glug/Old Gosh Rhyme. Begin to learn one of the poems.
Task no. 2
Continue to learn and recite your chosen poem, add actions if possible and present to the class or assembly.
Relook at The Glugs of Glosh/Joi the Glug/Old Gosh Rhyme.
- What might a Glosh look like?
- Listen to the poem and draw your impression
- Display images in the classroom