Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez


  • Aug 6 2010 4:43 PM

    Susanne Melton


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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students familiarize themselves with the characteristics of free verse and write a free verse poem using written material about labor activist Cesar Chavez. Students take notes about experiences that helped shape the life of Chavez, compose free verse poetry in the "voice" of Chavez, and then share their poems with their classmates. This lesson incorporates student reproducibles and Web resources of free verse poetry.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Writing Strategies, United States History, History-Social Science, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts