"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity

"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
"Dear Basketball" Poem Writing Activity
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In light of the recent tragedy of Kobe Bryant's passing, I decided to have students read his poem, "Dear Basketball." As we read, students noted his use of figurative language, his structure, and writing techniques. Then, using his poem as a model, students wrote about one of their passions.

**Newly Updated - 2/6/20 - I added an extension activity for students to record a reading of their poem using Vocaroo. As a class, we had a great discussion about how there was so much more emotion listening and watching the film version of "Dear Basketball" versus just reading his poem, so I challenged some of my students to perform a dramatic reading.

This product includes a copy of Kobe Bryant's poem, an assignment description, a brainstorming page, and a rubric.

Enjoy! :-)

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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