I am poem

#community #individual #conversation-starters #icebreakers #self-awareness #online #on-campus

Why:
Let your students represent themselves in the form of poetry.

How:

  1. Provide students with an “I Am Poem” template, either electronically, or through the template below to write their own poems. Feel free to make changes/selections to your own template(s).
The I Am Poem
I am (two special characteristics the person or thing has)
I wonder (something the person or thing could actually be curious about)
I hear (an imaginary or actual sound)
I see (an imaginary or actual sight)
I want (a desire)
I pretend (something the person or thing could actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about the imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that could really bother the person or thing)
I cry (something that could make the person or thing sad)
I am (the first line of the poem is repeated)
I understand (something the person or thing knows to be true)
I say (something the person or thing believes)
I dream (something the person or thing could actually dream about)
I try (something the person or thing could make an effort to do)
I hope (something the person or thing could hope for)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
  1. Once the students have completed writing their poems, students can share their poems with their classmates, either in-class or online (e.g. LMS or other online workspace)