Lesson Plan

Who Am I? Identity Poems

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A lesson celebrating identity begins with a something-about-me activity, then moves on to writing favorite words. Class members then brainstorm metaphors and comparisons and read a poem to inspire their poetic abilities. Scholars craft an acrostic poem.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a poetry corner in your classroom where learners can read their finished products to their peers
  • Perform the lesson in April, National Poetry Month, or at the start of the school year to get to know your class
  • Keep poems in portfolios to give back at the end of the year and reflect on answers
Classroom Considerations
  • Materials need copying and some preparation with cutting and sorting
  • The lesson acts as an icebreaker to learn more about each classmate
  • Worksheets assist pupils in writing their poem
  • None