A Stone's Throw

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It will be a close reading that results in an emotional/ impressionistic response. However, it must also be evaluative. An important aspect of your teacher preparation program is enabling you to make appropriate literary selections for literacy instruction and children’s recreational reading. You will be required to visit the Children’s Section of the National Library or a school library and/or bookstore. Select one book and evaluate the text as follows:a.Brief summary  b.Quality of illustrations, layout c.Value of content – impact on child, instructional purposed.cultural relevance . Journals must demonstrate reader’s ability to:Recognize subtle and complex differences in language useIdentify and interpret figurative language and distinguish between literal and metaphorical meaningRaise questions about the writer and the textDetect the cultural assumptions in the world of the text, and show awareness of one’s own cultural assumptionsUse the text to clarify one’s own ideasUse the text to think creatively about problemsRead the text closely, with attention to
A Stone’s Throw
We shouted out
‘We’ve got her! Here she is!
It’s her all right ‘.
We caught her.
There she was –
A decent-looking woman, you’d have said,
(They often are)
Beautiful, but dead scared,
Tousled – we roughed her up
A little, nothing much
And not the first time
By any means
She’d felt men’s hands
Greedy over her body –
But ours were virtuous,
Of course.
And if our fingers bruised
Her shuddering skin,
These were love-bites, compared
To the hail of kisses of stone,
The last assault
And battery, frigid rape,
To come
Of right.
For justice must be done
Specially when
It tastes so good.
And then – this guru,
Preacher, God-merchant, God-knows-what –
Spoilt the whole thing,
Speaking to her
(Should never speak to them)
Squatting on the ground – her level,
Writing in the dust
Something we couldn’t read.
And saw in her
Something we couldn’t see
At least until
He turned his eyes on us,
Her eyes on us,
Our eyes upon ourselves.
We walked away
Still holding stones
That we may throw
Another day
Given the urge.
Mitchel, E. ‘A Stone’s Throw’ in A World of Prose. Edited by Mark McWatt and Hazel Simmonds McDonald. Pearson Education Ltd, 2005.

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A Stone's Throw

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It will be a close reading that results in an emotional/ impressionistic response. However, it must also be evaluative. An important aspect of your teacher preparation program is enabling you to make appropriate literary selections for literacy instruction and children’s recreational reading. You will be required to visit the Children’s Section of the National Library or a school library and/or bookstore. Select one book and evaluate the text as follows:a.Brief summary  b.Quality of illustrations, layout c.Value of content – impact on child, instructional purposed.cultural relevance . Journals must demonstrate reader’s ability to:Recognize subtle and complex differences in language useIdentify and interpret figurative language and distinguish between literal and metaphorical meaningRaise questions about the writer and the textDetect the cultural assumptions in the world of the text, and show awareness of one’s own cultural assumptionsUse the text to clarify one’s own ideasUse the text to think creatively about problemsRead the text closely, with attention to
A Stone’s Throw
We shouted out
‘We’ve got her! Here she is!
It’s her all right ‘.
We caught her.
There she was –
A decent-looking woman, you’d have said,
(They often are)
Beautiful, but dead scared,
Tousled – we roughed her up
A little, nothing much
And not the first time
By any means
She’d felt men’s hands
Greedy over her body –
But ours were virtuous,
Of course.
And if our fingers bruised
Her shuddering skin,
These were love-bites, compared
To the hail of kisses of stone,
The last assault
And battery, frigid rape,
To come
Of right.
For justice must be done
Specially when
It tastes so good.
And then – this guru,
Preacher, God-merchant, God-knows-what –
Spoilt the whole thing,
Speaking to her
(Should never speak to them)
Squatting on the ground – her level,
Writing in the dust
Something we couldn’t read.
And saw in her
Something we couldn’t see
At least until
He turned his eyes on us,
Her eyes on us,
Our eyes upon ourselves.
We walked away
Still holding stones
That we may throw
Another day
Given the urge.
Mitchel, E. ‘A Stone’s Throw’ in A World of Prose. Edited by Mark McWatt and Hazel Simmonds McDonald. Pearson Education Ltd, 2005.
 

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