Who I Am Poems


  • Sep 4 2010 9:49 AM

    Susanne Melton


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  • Aug 8 2010 1:42 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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    I used this lesson on the first day of school to get to know my fifth grade students.  It was a great ice breaker and gave me an idea of their writing abilities.  I have also modified this lesson for Mother's Day by changing the beginning and ending line to "My mother is . . . "  Many mothers later thanked me for the "keepsake."

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In this lesson, from the Multicultural Pavilion, students write a poem called "Who I Am." The only rule for the piece is that each line must start with the phrase "I am...." The structure is open to student interpretation. Students can include statements about where they're from, memories from different points in their lives, interests and hobbies, family traditions and customs, and anything else that defines who they are. This resource is referenced in the ReadWriteThink lesson plan titled "Creating Classroom Community by Crafting Themed Poetry Collections." Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers, Parents, Administrators


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Cooperative Learning