This is a very student friendly activity to go with The Remarkable Life of George Moses Horton. There is a one page "before you read" to help students understand the history behind this book as well as target key vocabulary.
After reading the story aloud, students will be given a writing assignment. Students will be asked to imagine themselves as slaves and write a lyrical poem with specific stanza and verse requirements. ( Word document is editable) Student friendly rubric and example give.