Students read and analyze a short narrative poem about a basketball game. This worksheet engages close reading skills by asking response questions and prompting students to make inferences as they read.
Building upon the theme of the poem, students then reflect on a time in their life when they experienced success. The worksheet helps students brainstorm descriptive details and emotions to establish the context for their narrative.
Finally, students use the details they brainstormed to write a narrative essay about a time they experienced success.