5) Re-Organization: With the help of your students, arrange the attributes already identified in outline form on the board. The main idea or purpose should be a variation of: “Mothers Have Many Roles." All of the attributes suggested by the songs and identified by the students will provide the supporting ideas. The conclusion might be that there is a decidedly unchanged attribute of a mother that is at work regardless of the numerous faces she tends to wear. This attribute can be left to students to determine, perhaps by show of hands or voting.
6) Personalization: After this group exercise is complete, pass out another clean copy of the Mom Canvas and have students fill in the many faces of their own mothers, this time using the music of their memory and their own thoughts as inspiration for the outlining of ideas.
7) Translation: On the following day, after reviewing their outlines for general organizational functionality, instruct students to write an essay on the many faces of their mothers, based on their outlining.
8) Reflection: When they’re done, have them read their essays aloud to share with the class. Encourage students to discuss the ways in which their outlines helped them to write the essays.
After mom's been explored, try this fun lesson plan for elementary students focused on siblings.