NCERT Textbook - Hiawatha Class 4 Notes | EduRev

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Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Page 2


Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Page 3


Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Chinese Whisper
2. Form a circle and whisper a secret into the ear of the 
person on your right. He in turn whispers into the ear of 
the person on the right. Pass the secret on till it goes 
around the circle. The last person will tell the secret 
aloud.
Is the secret the same as what the first child had 
whispered?
1. Do you think that –
(a) Hiawatha liked learning new languages?
(b) Hiawatha called the birds ‘chickens’ and the beasts 
‘brothers’? What do you think this shows?
(c) Do birds have secrets?
(d) Do you know the secret language of any animal? Tell 
the class about it.
Let’s talk
Reading is fun
Let’s listen
1. Who was Hiawatha?
2. Who was Nokomis?
3. What did he learn about the birds?
4. What secrets did he learn about beasts?
1. Whisper a secret in your partner’s ear. The partner 
will in turn whisper his secret in your ear.
Now talk about the secret aloud.
I have seen a bee
with a fractured knee.
I have seen a whale
with a polka dot tail.
5
110
4
111
Page 4


Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Chinese Whisper
2. Form a circle and whisper a secret into the ear of the 
person on your right. He in turn whispers into the ear of 
the person on the right. Pass the secret on till it goes 
around the circle. The last person will tell the secret 
aloud.
Is the secret the same as what the first child had 
whispered?
1. Do you think that –
(a) Hiawatha liked learning new languages?
(b) Hiawatha called the birds ‘chickens’ and the beasts 
‘brothers’? What do you think this shows?
(c) Do birds have secrets?
(d) Do you know the secret language of any animal? Tell 
the class about it.
Let’s talk
Reading is fun
Let’s listen
1. Who was Hiawatha?
2. Who was Nokomis?
3. What did he learn about the birds?
4. What secrets did he learn about beasts?
1. Whisper a secret in your partner’s ear. The partner 
will in turn whisper his secret in your ear.
Now talk about the secret aloud.
I have seen a bee
with a fractured knee.
I have seen a whale
with a polka dot tail.
5
110
4
111
Chinese Whisper
2. Form a circle and whisper a secret into the ear of the 
person on your right. He in turn whispers into the ear of 
the person on the right. Pass the secret on till it goes 
around the circle. The last person will tell the secret 
aloud.
Is the secret the same as what the first child had 
whispered?
1. Do you think that –
(a) Hiawatha liked learning new languages?
(b) Hiawatha called the birds ‘chickens’ and the beasts 
‘brothers’? What do you think this shows?
(c) Do birds have secrets?
(d) Do you know the secret language of any animal? Tell 
the class about it.
Let’s talk
Reading is fun
Let’s listen
1. Who was Hiawatha?
2. Who was Nokomis?
3. What did he learn about the birds?
4. What secrets did he learn about beasts?
1. Whisper a secret in your partner’s ear. The partner 
will in turn whisper his secret in your ear.
Now talk about the secret aloud.
I have seen a bee
with a fractured knee.
I have seen a whale
with a polka dot tail.
5
110
4
111
Page 5


Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Enjoy this poem
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a young Red Indian boy. He lived 
with his old grandmother, Nokomis, in a wigwam.
Nokomis taught Hiawatha about the wonders 
around them. She told him about the stars, the 
trees, the insects, the birds, the animals, and 
many other things.
Hiawatha grew up to love them all. He could 
talk to the birds and the animals, and they to him.
“Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s chickens.’
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene’er he met them,
Called them ‘Hiawatha’s Brothers’.”
– H.W. Longfellow
New words
wigwam, beavers,
acorns, reindeer, timid
4
109
Chinese Whisper
2. Form a circle and whisper a secret into the ear of the 
person on your right. He in turn whispers into the ear of 
the person on the right. Pass the secret on till it goes 
around the circle. The last person will tell the secret 
aloud.
Is the secret the same as what the first child had 
whispered?
1. Do you think that –
(a) Hiawatha liked learning new languages?
(b) Hiawatha called the birds ‘chickens’ and the beasts 
‘brothers’? What do you think this shows?
(c) Do birds have secrets?
(d) Do you know the secret language of any animal? Tell 
the class about it.
Let’s talk
Reading is fun
Let’s listen
1. Who was Hiawatha?
2. Who was Nokomis?
3. What did he learn about the birds?
4. What secrets did he learn about beasts?
1. Whisper a secret in your partner’s ear. The partner 
will in turn whisper his secret in your ear.
Now talk about the secret aloud.
I have seen a bee
with a fractured knee.
I have seen a whale
with a polka dot tail.
5
110
4
111
Chinese Whisper
2. Form a circle and whisper a secret into the ear of the 
person on your right. He in turn whispers into the ear of 
the person on the right. Pass the secret on till it goes 
around the circle. The last person will tell the secret 
aloud.
Is the secret the same as what the first child had 
whispered?
1. Do you think that –
(a) Hiawatha liked learning new languages?
(b) Hiawatha called the birds ‘chickens’ and the beasts 
‘brothers’? What do you think this shows?
(c) Do birds have secrets?
(d) Do you know the secret language of any animal? Tell 
the class about it.
Let’s talk
Reading is fun
Let’s listen
1. Who was Hiawatha?
2. Who was Nokomis?
3. What did he learn about the birds?
4. What secrets did he learn about beasts?
1. Whisper a secret in your partner’s ear. The partner 
will in turn whisper his secret in your ear.
Now talk about the secret aloud.
I have seen a bee
with a fractured knee.
I have seen a whale
with a polka dot tail.
5
110
4
111
Let’s write
1. This is a park where children talk to different animals and 
birds. Write four sentences about the picture. Use capital 
letters where required, complete sentences and punctuation.
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
Now colour the picture.
Say aloud
Let’s share
squirrel quarrel queen quick
quill quilt quiet quality
1. Use words beginning with ‘ ’ sound like –
 etc.
Make a pair of words, one a ‘describing word’ and one a 
‘naming word’.
Happy Hiawatha, hungry hippopotamus,
high horse, heavy hand.
2. Have you seen
Make a story of the poem and share it with your friends. You can 
change Hiawatha’s name and give the name of your classmate. 
Start the story which other children can continue.
You could begin like this –
h
hat, house, hen, hide, horse, heart, hand
Once upon a time there was a boy called ...
(a) a hippopotamus
     in a hat?
(b) a hen in
     a beehive?
(c) a helicopter
     with hair?
(d) a horse
     drink honey?
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