Objective: To write a paragraph or poem about an object from your heritage that has special meaning for you using precise descriptive language.
Ask each person to write a brief paragraph (or short poem) about their object, using descriptive words they either knew or learned from their small group, connections they have to the object, and what it means to them. They should convey the feelings they have about the object through their descriptive writing. If they are writing a poem, they should think about how they want the words to look on the page. How will the lines look? What will be the spacing of the words?
Depending on time constraints, either do a whole group share, or ask for volunteers to read what they wrote. After peer and teacher editing, publish your students writing!
You may also want your students to conduct research on the questions they asked in the second activity in this unit. This is a further way to integrate the study of the poem into your ongoing curriculum.