In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,
Martin Luther King Jr. is honored as one of the key leaders in the civil rights movement. Students will read his biography and find text evidence to support or refute some statements before completing a short writing activity.