This PDF gives you all you need to have your students write poems about themselves using only metaphors. The “Me, in Metaphors” activity asks students to think of the qualities that define them and convert those qualities into metaphors. Students will learn about metaphors from the inside out by creating their own. Great for the beginning of the year! Included is:
-a step-by-step assignment/instruction sheet (with checkboxes for each task) that you can give to students,
-a rubric (with categories for Structure, Process, Ideas, Language and Grammar),
-a detailed prewriting sheet,
-two mentor texts with questions
The assignment would be perfect for use in a writing workshop or as a single writing assignment!