Teachers are working harder than ever to inspire their students to adopt a growth mindset while they are at school and beyond, but think about how great it would be for your students to be the inspiration for others in their class, school, and community! This project focuses on just that. Students will learn all about growth mindset through exploration of text sets, vocabulary investigation, and self reflection. They will then learn about how poetry can have the power to evoke emotion, and inspire through their own reading of texts and reading with partners, as well as trying their hand at poetry writing. This investigation will finish with a final project and presentation of their own growth mindset poems either through compilation of a published class book or an open mic event!
One of the best parts of this Project Based Learning experience is that it works within one of the structures you have already set up and reinforced in your classroom-literacy centers! Each center will include task cards and materials all leading up to the final project. The amount of prep is minimal. Printing and reserving suggested texts for your class’ text set exploration is all you will need!