‘I am’ Poems

This week in class students will be asked to compose poems following the “I am” poem format revealing in one line who they truly are. This line is then repeated throughout the poem as they speak of their wishes, dreams, hopes and fears. They may also to create a visual collage illustrating what makes up who they are as background for their poem.

Today we spoke about the criteria for the poem. See the following image for a reminder of this criteria.

i am

 

For homework I would like you to read through some examples of ‘I am’ poems by visiting the 2 links below. The first link contains poems written by my last years Grade 5/6 students and the second link has a number of poems written by Year Nine students.

I am Poems 2013 and I am Grace

http://smithenglish9.blogspot.com.au/2007/02/i-am-poem.html 

Try to come up with your own original and creative ideas.