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Letting your Possessions
Tell your Story

This lesson was created by Northern Nevada Writing Project Consultant Rob Stone. If you're interested in using music in the classroom, you can join Rob's Music Inspires Writing! Ning.

This writing prompt inspired by

"My Adidas" by Run D.M.C.

Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Wherever you go in life, you can’t go anywhere without your feet, so why not give your mouth a break and let your shoes tell your story? After listening to Run D.M.C.’s classic, My Adidas, students will think about everywhere their shoes have taken them and the story they have to tell. Using literary devices such as personification, point of view, repetition and rhyme scheme, students will creatively and vividly describe their life and experiences from the perspective of their shoes. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this activity is idea development as students will be letting their shoes tell their story; their message is their life’s story so they will need a strong idea with unique details. The support trait is organization due to the need for strong, purposeful stanzas that keep the story progressing; as with all stories, a strong introduction, conclusion and title are necessary.

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