#1 Write from the point of view of a famous character.
“Gertrude Talks Back” by Margaret Atwood –short story
Button Poetry—“To JK Rowlings from Cho Chang”
#2 Personify an abstraction/use concrete details to make an abstraction real (Poems about Love, Freedom, Courage)
Button Poetry—“When Love Arrives,” “How to Love Your Introvert,” “OCD”
John Donne—“The Flea”
One of the students shared this with us today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY
Shane Koyczan also has a TED Talk.
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I teach AP English Literature and dual-credit English at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas.