What better way to get to know a character than through a biopoem? Learners choose a character from Chaim Potok's The Chosen and create a well-crafted poem about his or her desires, traits, and ambitions.
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- Use during the first week of school as a way for learners to get to know each other
- Have kids write one poem for a character at the beginning of the novel, and then assess the way that character has changed throughout the plot and write a new poem reflecting the change
- Easy to follow and to assess
- Provides opportunity for creativity and enrichment