Out of the Dust: Biopoem

This Out of the Dust: Biopoem lesson plan also includes:

As part of their study of Out of the Dust, readers create a biopoem for one of the characters in Karen Hesse's 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have poets create frames for their poems that include symbols they associate with the character
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of materials developed to accompany a reading of Out of the Dust
Pros
  • The two-page resource includes a rational for the activity, a description of the format, and a model poem
Cons
  • While class members may be familiar with the biopoems, no template is included in the resource; therefore, consider projecting an image of the the biopoem format