The student will emulate a free-verse poem about how another person sees him/her, as conveyed via vivid images through that person's point-of-view. Evoking empathy as well as poetic skills, this lesson will elicit thoughtful words and insights while challenging the student poet to focus on strongly capturing and communicating a point-of-view. THE POEMS THAT WILL RESULT WILL EXHIBIT INTROSPECTIVE IDEAS, WORTH SHARING ALOUD.
This 7-page handout is READY-TO-USE, and includes an extension exercise for "reflection": an essay-style paragraph about why it is beneficial to imagine how others see us, and what we can learn about ourselves via empathetic writing.
Appropriate for students age 12 and up.