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I Am Poem

School: Grass Valley Charter School

City/State: Grass Valley, CA

Grade(s): 5

Format(s): Poem

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Social Studies

Type(s): Poetry

Writing Assignment Description

As a culmination of learning about their lives and the greater world, students wrote "I am" poems. They used figurative language, spacing, and repetition as poetic authors. Although many other content standards were addressed as part of the larger learning expedition, this piece shows evidence of Writing and Language standards.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Uses figurative language to describe a complex topic
  • Incorporates concepts from multiple disciplines to explain a topic as a poet
  • Offers multiple drafts of student work to demonstrate the power of revision
  • The accompanying resources offer the criteria list as well as other ways that this type of poem was used throughout the year to scaffold towards this writing piece

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • With support from peers and adults, I can use a writing process to produce clear and coherent writing.
  • I can adjust my writing practices for different time frames, tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and slight differences in word meanings.
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