Are you looking for a good resource to use at the beginning of the school year to help get to know your students? Check out this "Where I'm From" poem activity. Included in this resource are:
*a link to a poem for the students to listen to
*three brainstorming sheets (including one with figurative language)
*a template to help reluctant writers with a sample poem
*a writing space for their poem
This activity is a great way to start the year!