HopscotchLove: a Family Treasurey of Love Poems
by Nikki Grimes
illustrated by Melodye Benson Rosales
Take a notebook piece of paper and fold it into at least six squares. In each section write the name of someone you love. Then, make a list of how they show you that you are cared for, and then on the back write about how you show them.
|Knowledge||1.||Which poem is about an old photograph?|
|2.||Who was Medgar Evers?|
|Comprehension||1.||List the different types of love that are explored in Hopscotch Love.|
|2.||Give examples of how affection is shown throughout the book, instead of just words.|
|Application||1.||Create a card for someone and deliver it as a random act of kindness for someone you don’t usually take the time to thank.|
|2.||Write a poem about a relationship you admire.|
Can you say who cares the most in the book Hopscotch Love? Can you really evaluate how much people love each other? Why or why not?
|2.||Compare “Why I Hate Jamel” and “The Gift.” Predict what will happen next in each relationship.|
|Evaluation||1.||Which poem is your favorite? Why?|
Which illustration do you think best captures the feelings expressed in the poem? Why?