Comparing/Contrasting Characters Through Two-Voice Poems: Characterization

Two babies, two fathers, two experiences, two worlds. Partners craft two-voice poems to capture the points of view of two men with very different lives who have just become fathers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research any of the references they don't recognize in the poems
  • Save several videos of the performances to use as models
Classroom Considerations
  • A protocol must be in place to permit a safe, respectful discussion of the Holocaust
  • Requires extra prep time to prepare the many materials required for the lesson
Pros
  • The step-by-step plan is richly detailed and carefully scaffolded
  • Materials are available in Spanish and English
Cons
  • None
Common Core