This activity provides a model of two "Where I'm From..." poems and a template for students to create their own. During class time, students may read the example on their own or as a class. Discuss with students what each poem tells you about the poet and how you learn this information. Students should see that even though the ideas can be abstract, there is a lot of information in the details the poets choose to share. Students will then use the template to create there own shortened version of the poem. You may choose to have students create a final copy used for a grade or display. You may also use this as a getting to know you discussion piece. This activity could go with a poetry unit as well.