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Unit 17 An African poem from Gabon Day ?th Month 2002 00:00:00 Adapted from Folens English Anthology.

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2 Unit 17 An African poem from Gabon Day ?th Month :00:00 Adapted from Folens English Anthology

3 Our lesson aims: 1: To change the lullaby by turning it into a “morning” song. 2: To use verbs and appropriate vocabulary effectively in written work.

4 Sleep, sleep, little one, close your eyes, sleep, little one! The night comes down, the hour has come, tomorrow it will be day. Sleep, sleep, little one! On your closed eyes day has fled. You are warm. You have drunk, sleep, sleep, little one! Sleep, tomorrow you will be big, you will be strong. Sleep, tomorrow you will take the bow and the knife. Sleep, you will be strong, you will be straight and I bent. Sleep, tomorrow it is you, but it is mother always. African poem from Gabon THIS POEM IS A TRANSLATION OF A SONG SUNG BY THE PEOPLE OF THE GABON

5 Sleep, sleep, little one, close your eyes, sleep, little one! The night comes down, the hour has come, tomorrow it will be day. Sleep, sleep, little one! On your closed eyes day has fled. You are warm. You have drunk, sleep, sleep, little one! Sleep, tomorrow you will be big, you will be strong. Sleep, tomorrow you will take the bow and the knife. Sleep, you will be strong, you will be straight and I bent. Sleep, tomorrow it is you, but it is mother always. African poem from Gabon What could replace these words? You are going to produce a “morning” poem. What words may need to be changed?

6 What may the day hold for the child? Can you make these ideas special?

7 Sleep, sleep, little one, close your eyes, sleep, little one! The night comes down, the hour has come, tomorrow it will be day. Sleep, sleep, little one! On your closed eyes day has fled. You are warm. You have drunk, sleep, sleep, little one! Sleep, tomorrow you will be big, you will be strong. Sleep, tomorrow you will take the bow and the knife. Sleep, you will be strong, you will be straight and I bent. Sleep, tomorrow it is you, but it is mother always. African poem from Gabon

8 YOU HAVE 25 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TASK Use the ideas you have noted down. Change the lullaby into a “morning” poem. Look at each line and change it. Use verbs and other words carefully.

9 Our lesson aims: 1: To change the lullaby by turning it into a “morning” song. 2: To use verbs and appropriate vocabulary effectively in written work. WELL DONE!

10 Who would like to read their “morning” poem to the class?


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