Tuesdays with Morrie – ‘My Coach/Mentor’ Student Example

Going back to the ‘My Coach/Mentor Poem’ [to view, click on link] lesson and activity connected to Tuesdays with Morrie, I had the opportunity to gather some student examples to keep with my portfolio.

Students were asked to create 2 poems based on influential relationships in their personal lives. This helped to connect to the relationship between Mitch and Morrie in the novel. Below is a student example, a male tenth-grade student I had the privilege of working with at Mason City High School in fall 2014. Continue reading

Tuesdays with Morrie – Letter to Author, Mitch Albom

As my unit on Tuesdays with Morrie continued, I moved into a series of lessons I called ‘What’s the Point?’ which focused on the ‘why’ behind reading this book. I think it’s important for students to know the purpose of reading certain texts, and this lesson set discussed this and helped to make meaning between Mitch and Morrie and the students’ personal lives. Continue reading