Shizuko’s Daughter: Biopoem

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The characters in Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori are complex and vivid. Compare their characteristics with a biopoem, which prompts learners to complete a format with adjectives, relationships, and additional details that describe each character.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Change a few details on the worksheet and use the activity with any novel or short story characters
  • Have kids complete a biopoem for themselves in the first week of the school
  • See if other learners can guess the characters about whom their classmates have written
Classroom Considerations
  • Assessment is weak; add your own rubric to check understanding
  • Creative and fun for learners of all levels
  • Versatile for multiple projects and novels
  • None