An I AM poem with a TWIST! Prompts have been added to the line starters to encourage full statements using descriptive details and strong adjectives. For example, "I am __ because__ (strong adjective describing how you feel about your topic and a specific reason). Includes lines for the 5 senses. General wording allows students' responses to be about the winter season or a winter holiday, a winter celebration, or a winter activity. Word Choice mini-lesson plan and decorated sheets included.
Aligned with CCSS W.3: write a narrative developing a real event and use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
--suggested step-by-step lesson plan which includes specific ideas for encouraging description and using strong adjectives and verbs (see the thumbnail)
--student instruction handout with the prompts (14 lines)
--10 decorated sheets with blank lines: 2 Christmas (general and religious); Chanukkah; Kwanzaa; and 6 winter designs
--visually appealing format appropriate for 4-8; simple black and white for easy photocopying.
Great for a bulletin board display or activity before winter break.
If you like this format for encouraging writing, see my 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
St Patrick's I Am Poem
I Am Poems for End of School Looking Back or Getting Acquainted First Week
Also check out this research project:
Winter Holidays Report Christmas and More 5-9
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