L’enfant anonyme (fragments)

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L’enfant anonyme (fragments)

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Tahar Ben Jelloun (Maroc)
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3/4
Source reference: Poèmes d’Afrique pour les enfants
Le cherche midi éditeur / A.C.C.T. 1990

Attached files:

Dans dix ans j’aurai une barbe
et je serai capitaine
dans cinq ans
j’aurai des chaussures
et un costume de laine
dans cinq ans
je ne dessinerai plus la mer
sur la tôle de notre chambre ............

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A reading of the poem highlights social and cultural issues of interest

Linguistically it is useful in providing a writing frame and examples of the Future tense .
Students can observe the pattern of the Future and identify the verbs they recognise (or look them up).
They can later write a new (longer?) version of the poem with their own aspirations , incorporating other verbs in the future tense.

It raises the profile of Francophonie
It has a clear grammatical focus and accessible vocabulary

Understanding and manipulation of a grammatical structure

Topics or themes:
When the Future tense comes along

Future Tense

Reading aloud / performing / memorising

How much time required:

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