I Am poem format for spring; a cross-curricular ELA activity for an environmental unit in science; for Earth Day; or looking ahead to summer vacation. Prompts have been added to each line to meet CCSS W3d for descriptive writing. (See the thumbnail and below.) Twenty b/w and color decorated papers for drafts, final copies, or any writing assignment featuring nature and environmental awareness themes. (See the thumbnails) Students fill in responses about their favorite outdoor activities and sites, feelings and concerns about nature and our earth, something they do for the environment, and more--15 lines total. Makes a terrific bulletin board display.
--fill-in I Am poem with prompts (see an example below)
--13 decorated sheets in black and white
--7 decorated sheets in color (thumbnails show color versions which are also available in b/w)
--complete teacher lesson plan including suggestions for introducing the activity and encouraging strong and descriptive vs weak and common verbs/adjectives.
--specific Common Core W3d standards for grades 4-8
An example of the prompts:
I am___ when I see _____
(descriptive word) (a sight)
and ___when I smell ____
and ___ when I hear ____
I am thankful for __
I am worried about ___
(pollution or other concern and reason, effect)
I am ___ when I (see/hear/read) ___
(strong negative word) (something disturbing about the environment)
An engaging mini-lesson to reference for the next writing assignment for your students. Useful for individual seat work, bell work, partners, homework, a center, gifted enrichment, early finishers, or an option on a menu of writing choices.
If you like this format for encouraging writing, check out my End of the Year/First Week version and other seasonal I Am Poem products to use throughout the year:
I Am for End/Beginning of School or Valentine's: Favorite Things
Halloween I Am Poem
Thanksgiving I Am Poem
Holiday/Winter I Am Poem
St Patrick's I Am Poem
I Am Poems for End of School Looking Back or Getting Acquainted First Week
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