Persona Poetry and Mask-Making

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Looking to engage scholars in poetry with hands-on activities? What better way than making masks? Readers analyze literary devices in poetry, examine Native American masks, create their own masks, and then write poems to tell its story!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate with the study of Native American culture and traditions such as music, foods, and clothing
Classroom Considerations
  • Must have mask-making materials
  • Requires Internet for access to the listed poems
  • Unit includes a field trip
  • Lists detailed steps with estimated times
  • Gives links to pictures of masks
  • Does not include examples of work, answer keys, or rubrics
Common Core