Today in class, we will be sharing our I Am poems. I hope that you find them to be an interesting and engaging way to get to know your fellow classmates and offer considerable potential for you as teachers to get to know your students. When implementing this activity in the classroom, however, considerable modifications are necessary at the middle school level. I have implemented this activity on numerous occasions with middle schoolers and it is necessary to provide a framework within which they can describe themselves. Below, I have attached an adaptation for middle school which should enable you to gain vital information about your students while supporting the students’ need for assistance in how to approach the activity.
I Am (Adaptation)