Writing Prompt: My family is a(n) ___________________ (animal)
Finish the sentence using an animal to describe your family and then explain why you would describe your family this way.
Poems for study today:
"A Postcard" , "Lullaby" , "Dusting"
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Blood by Naomi Shihab Nye
Write a poem about family that includes one of the following and an extended metaphor:
- a life lesson
- a reflection on the value of family
- a connection between family values and society
- a reflection on the generation gap
Extended metaphor examples (student poems)