Reflection: Students with Disabilities Composing a BioPoem for a Character in Of Mice and Men - Section 4: Wrap Up


This lesson helped students enter the minds of the characters they chose to write about from a different entrance point.  The Biopoems were nonthreatening in that the questions are straightforward but offer room for creativity.

In the future I will provide an alternative  word list to increase some of the students word choice,  especially those with limited English or those who have a learning disability.

Word - Alternatives

kind: compassionate, benevolent

angry: confrontational, pugnacious



  Word Choice
  Students with Disabilities: Word Choice
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Composing a BioPoem for a Character in Of Mice and Men

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 9 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and write character traits of characters in Of Mice of Men by using a graphic organizer to create a BioPoem on one chosen main character.

Big Idea: How much do my students know about a character's thoughts, feelings, desires, and dreams? Filling out a character BioPoem will let me know.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, language choice, realism, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, literary journal, analyze details, historical context clues, historical background, Aristotle, quotations
  75 minutes
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