My second poetry unit, This Is Me, works really well hand-in-hand with either of the following 2 art lessons.
First, the half portraits inspired by Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids Here are some of the portraits drawn by my kiddies at the start of this year.
The second one is the art unit This Is Me inspired by the art of Eden Gosier. I have linked my previous 2 posts in here for you to view :)
I use this unit early in the year as we all get to know each other. Its a great way to become familiar with our differences and to see how unique we all are. Also, to identify the things that we have in common.
This Is Me poems provides an extensive framework that students fill in easily, as its all about themselves. By extending their ideas and exploring synonyms, they edit and improve the images through a 1-3-6 conferencing model. Finally, they select and reject lines to form and publish their unique poems. I have used this model for several years now and always with great success, which is why I wanted to share this idea. Hope you enjoy using it too :)
This 33 page unit can be projected up and shared with your students as you work through the steps to write great and personal poetry. A teacher model poem is included, one I wrote as a model about my daughter a few years ago, when I first taught this to my class. You can download your copy at TPT, or TNB (internationally) or HML in New Zealand.
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