Enjoy this poetry unit aligned with the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee. This unit pairs 7 of the main characters with poetry styles and formats, allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge of poetry and the novel, as well as their creative writing skills. Exploring each character helped the students comprehend the novel, and I hang the poems up around the room so students can see the ways their classmates are understanding characters as well. There is also an initial general reactions and thoughts free verse poem to get the students started. Always a lot of fun!
Poetry forms included: acrostic, haiku, free verse, diamante, cinquain, sonnet and elegy
Character included: Atticus, Calpurnia, Tom Robinson, Dolphus Raymond, Dill, Mrs. Dubose, Mayella Ewell and more.
Rubrics included for each poetry format!
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