This free curriculum includes discussion questions and writing prompts for five poems from Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014): “The Hindsight Octopus,” “Chinky,” “The Mirror,” “To the Man Who Shouted ‘I Like Pork Fried Rice’ at Me on the Street,” and “Metamorphosis.” The curriculum has a dual purpose: 1) to equip students with tools to craft beautiful, meaningful poems; and 2) to lead students to engage critically with identity and power. Each lesson builds upon the skills and comfort level established in the previous lesson in order to help students become confident writers and critical thinkers.
This curriculum is designed for students age 16-20, both in traditional and non-traditional educational settings. It is free for non-commercial use (including modification and redistribution) as long as the original source is credited.
More lesson plans, writing prompts, and discussion questions coming soon.