Who Am I? Identity Poems

People, Identity & Culture
Elementary School Students Group Standing
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Grade Level:
Elementary School
Common Core Standards:
Reading, Writing, Language
People, Identity & Culture

April is National Poetry Month, which is a good opportunity to explore poetry with your students. Because poetry does not require strict sentence structure or the usual grammar rules and conventions, young children are often open to and interested in experiencing with poems.

This lesson provides an opportunity for children to learn more about poetry, understand the role of metaphors and comparisons in poetry and reflect on aspects of their identity in order to write an acrostic poem about themselves.

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