Students use George Ella Lyon's poem, "Where I'm From" as model for writing about their own lives. After Lyon's poem, there is a brainstorming exercise, which follows, Lyon's concrete imagery. Students can answer the the questions and use that imagery to establish their own, "where I'm from" piece. I included a rubric and my teacher model poem. This is a good way to have students practice the structure of a poem as an introduction to stanzas, stanza breaks, and concrete imagery.