3-Tense Poetry... All three templates are included
"I Am" poetry is a template that students of all ages can use in order to dig deeper into their own goals, emotions, and actions through poetry. It is also a great tool to use to analyze characters or historical figures. I was first introduced to this format by my English IV teacher when I was in high school, and I've continued to use it with students as young as 2nd grade.
Just by changing the verb tense, students can write a reflective poem called "I Was" or a goal-setting/future-minded poem called "I Will Be." I've included those templates as well.
These poems can be used to create profound or light-hearted poetry, or a deeper analysis of character (self or other), and is a MUST HAVE in every teacher's toolkit. Enjoy!
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