Weekly Literary Insights
Abuse has become a silent norm in our communities , cities, and continent. Women in South Africa are raising their voices in protest action against it. They’re not only shattering the silence but stepping out in action.
Doing my part:Raising Awareness
During the activity, recycling for an oral lesson, one. of my grade 7 learners asked me to address the boys in her class about the abuse of women. Oh, I wish you could seen their faces as they were drawn into her words! So I decided that it has to be my theme for the next poetry session.
Ice breaker activity
In our brainstorming session about the theme, they identify all kinds of abuse. Some did not even think of certain instances as abuse and it broadened their perspective about the issue.
With all these inputs they were supposed to write 5 lines and mark their best line. They had to make sure of the following:
- The mood they want to set in the poem
- The desired impact it must have on the reader
Group work:Combining ideas
Now the challenge is to put these lines into one poem, each using their favorite line and where to place in the poem.
Now for the fun part! Listening to their poems :
It must stop
Let’s stand up for our next generation
It’s always rough
It’s been tough
It is not the way to solve problems
We were not meant to hurt or be hurt
God created us with a promise
A powerful tool to give us strength
To give to children
the new inheritance,
Real men care
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