In beginning the Coach/Mentor Poem activity, a lesson in my Tuesdays with Morrie unit, I first had the students brainstorm about a coach or a mentor in their personal lives. I created a Brainstorming Worksheet to assist in their pre-planning for this assignment.
Then, I gave them an Assignment Sheet, which included my personal examples to scaffold their learning.
**Note: This is a template I adapted and changed based off another teacher’s poetry template from a TWM Unit.
These are my examples I used to help scaffold their own writing.
I also created a rubric for the assignment, grading the students in several categories:
To view the Assignment Sheet, Template, and Rubric, click here.
To read more about the assignment and see how I used it in my student teaching experience, click here.
To view/download the complete lesson plan, click here.