I conducted a parallel lesson/activity with my 100 6th grade ELA students. Following this example provided the inspiration for a poetry related/center oriented week of poetry writing a positive self-esteem development. The only twist I put on this lesson/idea was to require them to write 4 different types of poems about their "best" feature. Haiku, Cinquain, Limerick, and Acrostic. We worked through the 6-traits of writing and finished with a notebook filled with their photos and poems.
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