This is a gradual release activity that can last up to a week. All four areas of the gradual release model are featured: Focused Instruction, Guided Instruction, Collaborative Learning, and Individual Learning. The students use the BioPoem format to get to know one another better. It is an excellent activity to use the first week of school. The PowerPoint includes meta-cognition modeling opportunities, where the teacher can model thinking out loud. There are three assignments for the students: a guided poem, a group poem, and an individual poem.