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ENGLISHSecondary Education

In deze les zitten 28 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 2 videos.

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Slide 1 - Video

Nature's Way by Heidi Campbell

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

About the poet 
Heidi Campbell (born 26 August 1970) is a professor of communications at Texas A&M University. She is known for her work in digital religion, and studies related to religion and new media.
Campbell was appointed assistant professor of communications in the Department of Community at Texas A&M in 2005, and became full professor in 2018.

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Let's enjoy the poem!

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Video

Let's read the poem silently.
Enjoy 'Nature's Way!'.

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

What is the rhyming scheme of the poem?
A
aabb aabb aabb aabb aabb
B
abab abab abab abab abab
C
aabb ccdd eeaa ffgg hhii
D
abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd

Slide 7 - Quizvraag

Which season is being described in the poem?

A
Spring
B
Autumn
C
Summer
D
Winter

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

What is the mood of the poet in the poem 'Nature's way'?
A
suggestive
B
reflective
C
benevolent
D
all of them

Slide 9 - Quizvraag

 Enlist the activities suggested by the poet that we must indulge in.

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Through this poem, the poet is trying to
Sensitize the audience to save Nature.
Suggest ways to conserve Nature.
Convey the benefits of Nature.
Describe the relaxation one gets in the company of Nature.

Slide 11 - Poll

According to the poet, what
should the readers know?

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Drag and Drop the poetic devices to match them with the lines they are used in.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

When altogether seems sound
Climb the tallest willow trees
Smell the flowers with your nose
Know the sounds of water splash

Slide 14 - Sleepvraag

Hear the buzzing of the bees,
Clouds form shapes within the skies
Listen to Nature tell her tale

Slide 15 - Sleepvraag

Why does the author use
five senses in the poem?

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Upon a nice mid-spring day,
Let's take a look at Nature's way.
Breathe the scent of nice fresh air,
Feel the breeze within your hair.
a) What does the poet mean by “Nature’s way”?
b) What should we breathe and feel ?

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

RTC - 1 The grass will poke between your toes,
Smell the flowers with your nose.
Clouds form shapes within the skies,
And the light will glisten from your eyes.

a) Which of the following is a synonym of 'poke'?
A
push
B
sprint
C
whirl
D
trot

Slide 18 - Quizvraag

RTC - 1 The grass will poke between your toes,
Smell the flowers with your nose.
Clouds form shapes within the skies,
And the light will glisten from your eyes.

b) How many senses have been referred to in the given stanza?
A
3
B
2
C
4
D
1

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

RTC - 1 The grass will poke between your toes,
Smell the flowers with your nose.
Clouds form shapes within the skies,
And the light will glisten from your eyes.

c) Which of the following word is not a synonym of 'glisten'?
A
twinkle
B
flicker
C
gloom
D
scintillate

Slide 20 - Quizvraag

RTC-2 When altogether all seems sound,
Lay yourself upon the ground.
Take a moment to inhale,
And listen to Nature tell her tale.

a) Why does the poet ask readers to lay down on the ground?
A
to avoid earthquakes
B
to inhale fresh air
C
to touch the ground
D
to listen to Nature's way

Slide 21 - Quizvraag

Identify the poetic device in the line

'And listen to Nature tell her tale.'

A
Metaphor
B
Onomatopoeia
C
Personification
D
Simile

Slide 22 - Quizvraag

What is the central idea of
the poem 'Nature's Way'?

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

Central Idea 
The poet through the poem emphasizes how one feels in the company of nature. She suggests a number of activities to be carried out by humans to enjoy Nature at its best. She tries to convince the readers to smell the flowers and climb the tallest willow. The author uses the 5 senses to describe nature to the readers. Using the 5 senses in writing creates a clearer picture and makes the readers feel a part of the setting.

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

How has the poet used imagery in the poem? 

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

How has the poet used imagery in the poem? 

In the entire poem, 'Nature' has been personified as a woman.
Human behavior is shown through the use of the word ‘way’. This ‘way of nature’ is observed by the readers of the poem through the imagery that is created in the lines of the poem.


Slide 26 - Tekstslide

What is the moral of
the poem 'Nature's Way'?

Slide 27 - Tekstslide

Slide 28 - Tekstslide