Author:
CAROLINE WALKER
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary
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Language:
English

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I Am / Yo Soy

I Am / Yo Soy

Overview

A template for students to write "I Am" poems in english and/or Spanish.

This can be used to tell people about themselves as well as diving into characters or people we we read about.

 

This resource was developed as part of a professional learning opportunity funded by the NCDPI Digital Learning Initiative Planning Grant.

I Am / Yo Soy

I have used this as a way for my students to dive into understanding characters in the books they read. We hvae used this cross the genres and have even tackled this in biography units. 

I am beginning my journey as the English half of the 4th grade DLI team at my school, so I have included the Yo Soy part for Spanish speaking students. 

Students choose the character or the person they want to embody in their poem. 

For struggling readers andd writers, I break it down fo rthem to write a stanza at a time.

    I Am

 

I am  (your name & two special characteristics you have)

I wonder ( something you are curious about)

I hear (an imaginary sound)

I see (an imaginary sight)

I want (an actual desire)

I am (your name & two special characteristics you have)

 

I pretend (something you pretend to do)

I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)

I touch (an imaginary touch)

I worry (something that really bothers you)

I cry (something that makes you very sad)

I am ( the first line of the poem repeated)

 

 

I understand (something you know is true)

I say (something you believe)

I dream (something you dream about)

I try (something you make an effort about)

I hope (something you hope for)

I am ( the first line of the poem repeated)

 

 

 

Yo Soy

 

 Yo soy (tu nombre y dos características especiales que tienes)

 Me pregunto (algo de lo que sientes curiosidad)

 Escucho (un sonido imaginario)

 Veo (una vista imaginaria)

 Quiero (un deseo real)

 Yo soy (tu nombre y dos características especiales que tienes)

 

 Finjo (algo que pretendes hacer)

 Siento (un sentimiento sobre algo imaginario)

 Toco (un toque imaginario)

 Me preocupo (algo que realmente te molesta)

 Lloro (algo que te pone muy triste)

 Yo soy (se repite la primera línea del poema)

 

 

 Entiendo (algo que sabes que es verdad)

 Yo digo (algo en lo que crees)

 Yo sueño (algo con lo que sueñas)

 Intento (algo por lo que te esfuerzas)

 Espero (algo que esperas)

 Yo soy (se repite la primera línea del poema)