Kavi Samelan


  • Is the speaker the poet or a specific persona?
  • How is the speaker involved in the poem?
  • Is the speaker an omniscient narrator or casual observer? Does the speaker refer to himself/ herself in the 1st person?
  • Is the speaker from an identifiable time period? How does knowing the historical context of the poem change your understanding of the speaker’s attitude? 
  • How is the tone of the poem developed through the language used to create imagery?
  • How does diction influence the understanding of the tone?
  • Does the tone change as the poem progresses? Is it consistent at the beginning and ending of the poem?
  • What is the conflict or point of tension in the poem?
  • How does poetry connect you to an era?
  • How does the language and rhythm contribute to the meaning, purpose or emotional force?
  • How would you characterize the poet’s word choice?
  • What are the connotations and denotations of particular words?
  • What is the effect of repeating words in poem?
  • How is pattern followed in poetry?
  • What is the role of imagery in poem?
  • What all sensory experience does one feel while reading a poem?
  • How does the form of the poem correspond to theme and main idea of the work?
  • Are stanzas and lines consistently the same length?
  • What is the overall purpose or effect of the rhyme scheme?
  • How does on decide to break the lines in a poem?
  • How is grammar maintained in poem


  • Word Genie, A, TS- Comprehension-Read aloud 2-3 different poems from Marigold. One reads the others listen. Share your thoughts about how poems can be read either by drawing or verbalising the same.

  • Body Genie, V, TS- Knowledge -Make a what we notice about Poetry chart- Read aloud the poetry, each one can add what all they noticed about the poem- the rhymes, the repetition of lines, the words used etc.

  • Word Genie,A, TS- Synthesis-Give word cards to each child. Each one to get about 15 cards. The cards should be of things, colours, sounds, places, names, and animals. Once the words are ready make lines and phrases with the same. Read it to each other.

  • Word Genie- V, Knowledge-, Write a poem where all sentences begin with the same words like- When in dana paani .........., write about four to five lines. Add visuals.

  • Visual Genie, V, Application -Give clay to each child. Ask them to make something that they like. After making ask them to write in 5 lines, how they would describe the clay.

  • Word Genie, A, Analysis-Read a poem and share the feelings of the narrator.

  • Logic Genie, V, Comprehension- Read the poem-After a bath (NCERT 1) and make a flowchart of the sequences and now change the sequence of events.

  • Word Genie, A, Synthesis-Read only the title of the poem DON'T BE AFRAID OF NIGHT- marigold 5- ask all what they think could be in the poem, what it is about, who all could be there etc.

  • What does the word poem, poetry mean to each one- Make mind map.

    What kind of a person do you imagine or associate with the word poet ask 2-3 other people also.   

    Read a poem and make a graphic organizer  on the following points- What does the poem look like, what does it feel like, what does it sounds like, what would you compare it, what do you wonder about it etc. and share your understanding of what poetry means to you.

     Read a poem and determine the theme of the poem, from details in the text, including how characters in a poem respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the theme.