“Poetry: My Family”
Students will write poems about their families, based on class discussions, family trees, and any additional family history information they learned.
Students’ family trees. Selected poems about family.
Teacher opens class by reading a poem about family, then begins class discussion on family tree assignment. Any specific new or interesting information students learned while gathering information for family trees, will be listed on the board. Teacher points out that the list on the board can possibly be turned into beautiful poetry. A mini-lesson on poetry writing is taught during which a second poem about family is read. Students then proceed to write poems about their own families. Teacher writes her own poem along with students.
Students display family trees along with poems on bulletin board.