I Am Poems
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to write poems that express the voice of the characters.
Common Core Standards:
Ask students to pick a character in the novel whose story they feel deserves greater detail, or who they want to explore from a new angle.
Have them write twenty "I Am" statements that characterize the individual in ways that are only implied by the story. This is a creative exercise, and students should be using their imagination to come up with ideas; however, the ideas should be grounded in the events and narrative of the novel, and no information offered should contradict...
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