Tempo sugerido: 30 minutos
Propósito: Realizar a leitura do poema.
Expectativa: Que os alunos reflitam sobre a forma do poema e analisem o tratamento da temática a partir da perspectiva do autor.
Orientações: Leia o poema em voz alta. Em seguida, explique: Let’s think about the poem, in order to analyze it and then compare with the text we read last class.
First, let’s analyze the form:
When we see this text, we know it is a poem because of the way it is organized. What features make us recognize the text as a poem?
All dialogues are between Abigail and her parents. They are introduced by quotation marks. Choose a color to underline Abigail’s speech and another one to underline her parents’ speech.
Why are some words in capital letters? What can it express about Abigail’s feelings?
Listen to the sound of these words from the second, fifth and seventh verses: drive - sad-eyed - sign. What do they have in common?
Now, let’s think about the story told in the poem:
Do Abigail's parents want to give her what she wants?
What do they say to her about it?
Do they care when she says she is going to die? How did they react?
Explique: let’s analyze the author’s note. Leia novamente a nota do autor. Questione:
Is it a lesson to children? What does it “teach”?
Do you think it would work to use the story to get something from your parents?
Do you think the author really takes Abigail’s point of view seriously, like a child could actually die for not getting what she wants?
Some people say this poem teaches bad things to children. Why do they say this?
Ajude a turma a refletir em relação aos pontos de vista sobre como o comportamento infantil é retratado no poema: Some people say this poem is not good for children because it teaches a bad behavior as something good. On the other hand, it is possible to interpret that the author assumes the child's point of view, in a way that it is totally absurd and it is written to be a humorous view on the greediness many children present in their behavior. What do you think about it?