Portrait Poems
What is a Portrait Poem and
How Do I Do One??
Why do Portrait Poems?
• To introduce yourself to your students
• To help your students introduce themselves
to one another and to you
• To allow students to learn about who they
are and what makes them similar to others
as well as different from others – to see
their “ness”
Portrait Poem Directions
Several different poems to choose from:
My Portrait Poem
• Choose one of the portrait poem formats
• Create your own portrait poem
• Be creative and illustrate your portrait
poem in some way
• Bring a hard copy to class on Friday
• If you can – email a copy to me also.