Quilting Literature

Teresa Paloma Acosta’s poem, “My Mother Pieced Quilts,” inspires class members to create their own quilt block. The blocks are then used as the basis of a writing activity. Kids record concrete details from their reading on the block and then use the words to create a poem or descriptive paragraph which they attach to the back of their block. Although the directions for the activity are rather disjointed, the concept is sound and could be easily adapted to your classroom. Images of quilt block designs are readily available on the Internet.

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Grade
6th - 10th
Subjects
Visual & Performing Arts
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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