Summary: A child has lost a front tooth, making it difficult to pronounce some words. The child gets frustrated when Mom misunderstands everything the child says.
Presentation Suggestions: Have the students read or perform the poem in front of the class. Have the students act out the different lines while they read them.
Props: A black piece of construction paper cut to cover the front tooth of the student playing the child (giving the appearance of a missing tooth) would be a great prop, but if paper is not available the poem can be performed without it.
Delivery: The lines of the poem need to be read with poetic rhythm. For more information on poetic rhythm and how to perform poetry in classroom, please read the Performing
Poetry section under the Teacher's Resources.
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