The Chosen: Biopoem

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • 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
Pros
  • Easy to follow and to assess
  • Provides opportunity for creativity and enrichment
Cons
  • None