This complete lesson guides students through writing their own self-expression poem by drawing inspiration from the writings of Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Poet X. This resource includes a slideshow, writing and analysis handouts, and a suggested lesson plan. This lesson is a great way to introduce some writing from a diverse author, add some creativity to an English curriculum, start the year off with rigor, or a number of other ways.
This mentor study is designed to follow up my The "I Am" Poem for High School. Before buying, I highly recommend you download and check out this FREE resource. It will give you a great idea of how my mentor study lesson is laid out as well
If you need more mentor texts, check out my Kwame Alexander Mentor Text.
Or, if you need more types of poems, check out:
- Haiku Poetry for High School
- Ode Poems for High School Creative Writing
- Author Study Writing Project
- Figurative Language Student Handout
More creative writing lessons are coming as well, so be sure to follow me :)