Classroom Freebies

Women's History Month: The Important Thing Poem

This Women's History Month freebie will guide your students through a mini-research process (either on the internet or through biographies) to learn about an important woman in history and her life story. Once the student locates information and records the facts on the research notes page provided, he/she can put the information together in a biographical poem called The Important Thing, which is modeled after Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book.

There are two versions of the poem included. Students may research a single woman, or they may research three notable women and create a poem accordingly. I have listed several good websites, so the kids can locate material written for kids.

This poem could be used as a stand alone activity (great for a bulletin board with some thematic art) or it would make a wonderful addition to a full research report for Women's History.

I love having my students do this poetry research activity and hope you find it useful too. Click here to find this FREE at my TpT store.

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