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SUMMER GRASS

by Carl Sandburg

Summer grass aches and whispers


it wants something; it calls and it sings; it pours
out wishes to the overhead stars.
The rain hears; the rain answers; the rain is slow
Coming; the rain wets the face of the grass.
Worksheet-3 Personification
Think about each of these things. Identify human CHARACTERISTICS that it may have. Write the
FEELINGS that your characteristics create. Write a SENTENCE that contains personification to
describe it. You will receive 1 point for listing at least 3 characteristics; 1 point for listing at least
two feelings; and 3 points for the sentence, one for the capitalization, one for punctuation, and
one for including personification. You can earn 10 points.

1. Ocean
CHARACTERISTICS:
_________________________________________________________________________

FEELINGS:

_________________________________________________________________________

SENTENCE:
_________________________________________________________________________

2. Grass
CHARACTERISTICS:
________________________________________________________________________

FEELINGS:
__________________________________________________________________________

SENTENCE: _________________________________________________________________

3. Tree
CHARACTERISTICS:
__________________________________________________________________________
FEELINGS:
__________________________________________________________________________

SENTENCE:
__________________________________________________________________________
Personification Worksheet 2
Directions: In each sentence, an object or idea is personified. Identify the object or idea that is being
personified and explain which human trait or action is applied to the object or idea.

Personification: a figurative language technique where an object or idea is given human traits or
characteristics.
1. As Vince attempted to park in the crowded lot, his truck kissed the bumper of an Impala.

What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________

Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________

2. The crops begged for water but the drought continued long into the summer months.

What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________

Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________

3. The moon shone on the still waters of the lake and the lonely pier rotted in the seaweed.

What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________

Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________

4. When Michael made a shot without hitting the rim, the net shushed his rivals.

What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________

Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________

5. Bobby couldn’t take his mind off of chess; the game spoke to him night and day.

What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________

Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________


 Tom's pencil was flying across the page.
(Tom was writing fast.)

 The red light yelled, "Stop!"


(A red traffic light is a signal to stop your car.)
Activity
Personification Worksheet 1

Name_________________________________

Directions: Underline the idea, object, animal being personified and circle
what they're doing that makes it an example of personification.

1. The sun danced across the sky on the hot summer day.

2. The big full moon guided me through the forest.

3. The mountain listened to the rumbles beneath its surface.

4. As the rain pounded to the ground, everyone ran for cover.

5. The old man sat at the edge of the sea as the waves crashed on the shore.

6. The old car groaned as it made its way down the long open road.

7. The wind whispered lonely sounds as it blew through the old creaky windows.

8. The leaves raced to the ground as the children ran across the playground.

9. The pencil moaned as the boy turned the handle on the pencil sharpener.

10. The tornado pranced across the field and wiped away everything in its path.
Lesson Plan
Micro-Practice Teaching

M.A ELTL (Morning)


Session: 2016-2018

Submitted to:
Miss khalida Sarwar
Submitted by:
Humaira Yousaf (2016-1305)
Lesson Plan

Subject: English Literature Class: 7th

Topic: Literary element of personification

Date: 21-01-2018 Duration: 40 min

Objectives:

After this lesson, students will be able to:

 define personification
 identify personification in text or poems
 tell the reasons of using this figurative tool

Introduction/Instructions: Time: 5 min

 Introducing myself i.e. I am Humera etc


 Set a purpose, describing that today I am going to teach you the literary term
personification used in poetry included in the course.
 Look at the text that is given.
Presentation: Time: 15 min

Material Teacher's Role Learners' Role


• White board • Presenter-Active role- • Passive role-Listening
• Marker Begin by to the poem carefully
• Text (Poem) Oxford reading “Summer noticing the vocabulary
Grass” – Carl Sandburg used in the poem.
• Pictures (related to the
(Poem) aloud to
topic)
students. Ask what they • Participant-With
• Gestures (make noticed about the
dramatic faces while students, find examples
language in the poem. of personification in the
speaking)
• Define personification poem.
with the class.
• Discuss:

• Why do authors use


figurative language?
• What are some
examples of
personification we use
in everyday language?
Practice: Time: 10 min

Material Teacher's Role Learners' Role

• Worksheet 1 • Participant-Describe • Learners will be


activities. engaged in making
• Worksheet 2 responses.
• Engage learners in
brainstorming. • Discussions will be in
• Form groups of groups.
learners and pass • Respresentatives
handouts around to from groups will be
the learners. putting forward their
• Supporter-helps each answers.
group.
Production: Time: 10 min

Material Teacher's Role Learners' Role

• Worksheet-3 • Descibe fill in the • Communicative-oral


blanks activity. presentation and
• Emphasis is not on production of new
correctness but on sentences using the
the goal of figurative
producing language. componant.
• Controller- in • Follower-follows
charge of the class instructions given
and the activity. by the teacher.
• Explore language.
• Observer-observe
what students do so
that i can give them
useful group and
individual
information.

Lesson Assessment

 Students are able to define personification and why and how it is used in poetry.
 Learning objectives are assessed by learners’ oral responses and performed
worksheets.
 Students demonstrated eagerness to learn.
 Unfortunately, I spent so much time on the presentation stage of the lesson that
we had to rush through the other activities. I think I had too much vocabulary to
cover. Next time, I will start with the specific information on the back of the
application.
Comments by the Supervisor