Write an Orlando Poem
Kind of Activity:
Students will explore what makes a writer’s tone and style distinctive by engaging in an imitative creative writing activity.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3,
o Flip charts or board divided into sections
o Blank paper for students’ poems
o Sticky notes
o Set up flip charts – possible titles include:
· Feelings expressed
· Funny phrases
o Optional: pin copies of Orlando’s poetry up on the walls of your classroom
o Engage the class in a slightly longer large-group discussion of...
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