For your assessment, choose one of the following options:

1) Using My Father's Song as a model, create a poem about an important memory in your life. Be sure to use sensory details to enrich your imagery.

2) Write a brief analysis of the speaker's message in the poem.  Then create a visual or musical presentation that helps to explain your interpretation of the poem.

3) Simon J. Ortiz is from Native American ancestry. Conduct a research project about the author and his ancestors from New Mexico.  How does his ancestry affect your understanding of the poem?

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