Learners see things from a different perspective in these "I am" poems.
- "I am" poems allow teachers to develop personal language in a more interesting and varied way.
- Since the learner is not necessarily the subject of the poem, they can focus on expressing characteristics, thoughts, senses and feelings without having to relate these directly to themselves.
- Glossaries, word banks or dictionaries
- A completed model poem
- Pre-reading comprehension of texts on a particular theme or topic
- Look at this "I am" poem lesson which incorporates work on metaphor from the Creative Bag of Tricks #2.
- Learners write a collaborative "I am" poem where each member of a group contributes a line or stanza
- Learners write an "I am" poem from the perspective of a mystery object selected from a box
- Learners write an "I am" poem from the perspective of a fictional character from a novel, play or film
- Learners write an "I am" poem about a well-known person then let others guess who it could be
Use this existing template or adapt to make your own: