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‘Market Morning’ by Grace Walker Gordon

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Tracia Morgan-Brown
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‘Market Morning’ by Grace Walker Gordon
Students’ age range: 12-14
Topic: Poetry
Description: Students will talk about their experiences that they have the market. Students will be shown pictures of several markets and teacher will lead them in a discussion about them.
The teacher will recite the poem ‘Market Morning’ for the students.
The students will volunteer to recite the poem and talk about it.
The teacher and students will discuss what the poem is about.
The students will identify the literary device in the poem and produce examples. (Device- Personification / examples ‘green banana fingers’, ‘grinning cobs of corn’)
The students will also identify the words that rhyme. The students should realize that the words rhyme at the end of each line.
The teacher will inform the students that a “rhyme scheme” is a way of describing the pattern of end rhymes in a poem. Each new sound at the end of a line is given a letter, starting with “A,” then “B,” and so on. If an end sound repeats the end sound of an earlier line, it gets the same letter as the earlier line.
The students will watch a short video, which will further explain what rhyme scheme is and give examples ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSSmrIZ7zJU).
Students will be are asked to individually list three things that a fellow student might misunderstand about the topic/concept. The responses are collected and reviewed by the teacher. The teacher and students will clear up any misunderstanding of the content .
Students will be placed in small groups to write the rhyme scheme for the poem ‘Market Morning’.
Teacher will check students’ work and make corrections where necessary.

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