Coach/Mentor Poem – Brainstorming Worksheet, Assignment, Rubric

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.

father teacher poem

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:

  • Content
  • Conventions/Grammar
  • Image
  • Presentation

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.

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