Monday, February 9, 2015

Found Poems

Both, my Honors students and regular students did Found Poems based on their novels. My Honors students are almost finished reading Where the Red Fern Grows and have been doing a great job analyzing Rawls' writing. We have discussed character, setting, and different conflicts throughout. I had the students do Found Poems based on chapters 8 & 9 when Billy decides to cut down the big Sycamore tree because of his promise to his dogs. 

Here are some examples of what they did:

My regular students did a similar activity with the novel Watsons go to Birmingham. They were able to choose a chapter from 1-6 and write their poem based on the events from that specific chapter.

Here are some examples:

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