Mothers’ Day really is the most wonderful time to write poems of tribute and appreciation, especially to all the mothers and mother-substitutes out there. Investing just a little school time exposing your students to this newly adapted character poem and allowing them time to write one, will many times over, rollover the returns in this investment. Besides introducing students to a new type of poem (which may be used in many future settings), mothers have a lasting keepsake. In addition, this Mothers’ Day keeper is a wonderful piece of communication about what is occurring in your school.
On a personal note, my dear blind mother died last year, and she was so pleased to hear this new poem of mine dedicated to her. Obviously, written words live on.
Below are the parts included in “Mothers’ Day Poetry Keeper” by Melissa J. Donovan:
• A new type of easy character poem
• Author’s poem example
• Poem criteria
• Guided practice format and information (on a father this time)
• Another developed poem example, on the father above
• graphic organizer for gathering information on mother (or other honoree)
• student poem template
• final framed page for final poem (or template may be used)
• Mothers’ day card-format if matted and folded in half
Happy Mothers’ Day!
Until Next Time,
Special Note: Because of the sales and great comments on my Easter poem, I revised, improved, and updated this one as of May 4, 2015; thus new title and cost.
Mothers' Day Poetry Keeper
by Melissa J. Donovan
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License