This lesson has been developed to address the needs of newcomer students who are dealing with post-migration challenges such as cultural differences, trauma, loss, housing, adjusting to their new life, experiencing discrimination, and more. This lesson aims to encourage students to develop a sense that they are not alone in their post-migration struggle and learn to express their experience through poetry writing and sharing.
-Found Poem Assignment (Handout)
-Complete step by step lesson (Teacher resource)
-Sample poems that can be used for assignment
-Found Poem Assessment Rubric
-Alternative Assessment: Participation checklist
*Please note: This lesson can easily be modified for use with different age groups, and for work with an individual student or group of students. It can also be modified for a World Issues class or a unit on refugees.