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Create a "War Is . . . " poem
based on character experiences
from "The Fighting Ground" by Avi (Perspective)
All right, gumshoe. Recalling the reactions to war of varying characters in the book, create a sentence about war that each of the characters might realistically have said about war.
|PART ONE -
- Create four sentences about war from the perspective of four of the following characters.
- The sentences should be realistic and believable.
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Select four characters:
- Jonathan's mother (OR any mother)
- Jonathan's father (OR any father)
- Jonathan (OR a boy who wants to go off to war)
- The Corporal (OR any military person)
- A Tory (OR any person who politically supports the current government)
- A Patriot/Rebel (OR any person who believes war is the only way to get change
- An orphan child as a result of war
- An enemy soldier
|What to do once you have selected the four characters:
- Recall the reactions to war of those characters during the story.
- Revisit pages in the text associated with how those characters were affected by war to determine how they might respond to an interview question beginning with the phrase, "War is . . ."
- Prepare a poem, "War Is . . ." repetitively using the lines "War Is . . ."
War is the uncertain time when patriotic sons are sent to protect their country
while mothers worry whether they will return alive. (A mother)
War is a nightmarish conflict where innocent young recruits who survive return as cautious, experienced wiser men who will be wary of beginning the next war. (A father)
|PART TWO - Peer-edit a classmate's poem while they edit your poem.
|PART THREE - Recopy your poem.
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