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This engaging and detailed lesson plan for the 3 poems "I Lost My Talk" by Rita Joe, "Monster Poem" by Dennis Saddleman, and "The Second Time" by Rosanna Deerchild uses reading workshop and writing workshop to explore the effects of residential schools in Canada from the perspective of Indigneous peoples.
The lesson includes: a Poetry Reveal activity, an analysis and comparison of the 3 poems, large group discussion, use of mentor texts, writer's craft imitation, and a book talk option.
Links to the poems included. Lesson is adaptable for grades 7 to 12.