If a poem is called "the Troll" what do you think it will be about?
If you were going to describe a troll what words would you use?
This poem was a great start to learning about rhyming couplets with my son. It was so easy for my lad to hear the rhymes being made.
If you read it you'll notice that it rhymes in an A-B pattern (every other line rhymes).
Reading this poem with my son elicited comments of :
"Mom, do you suppose trolls really want to eat people?"
"Do you think trolls are ugly? This poem makes them sound ugly".
"I bet that trolls are smart!"
"Did you see mom, how they are sneaky and wait for just the right moment"?
"How can a troll live if his blood is boiling"?
This poem was kinda of odd, and I have to admit, that if my introduction to had been this video below I probably wouldn't have liked it based it how it was read, but reading it to my lad and watching his reaction, made it seem just right. :) I loved how he just perked up with it, asking questions and just being very intrigued.
What do they even mean? Before looking at definitions I had my lad guess at what he thought they meant and he did a good job. :)
I find it fascinating how even if one doesn't really understand what a word means, that context can give you clues.
At the end of the poem I asked my son what he thought about trolls. His response was that trolls are smart and you have to be careful around them. Too bad for people who don't pay attention when out for a walk though.