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Prewriting lesson for Where I'm From poems

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Prewriting for “Where I’m From” Poem
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Before prewriting, please listen to the poem “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon
http://www.georgeellalyon.com/audio/where.mp3
Read some of the student poems based on this poem. Where I’m From Poems Project Hope
Use the table below to think about the details of where you are from. You can work alone or with a partner.
Names of people
who were (and
are) important to
you
Special foods
or meals
Games or
activities you
used to play
Phrases that
were often
repeated in
your family
Ordinary
household items
or things in the
yard outside
Family Traditions
or stories
Smells, tastes
Song titles or lines
from songs
After you have finished, circle the details you would like to put in a poem. Then follow the structure below to start to write your poem.
I am from _______________________________________________________
I am from ______________________________________________________
And from____________________________________________________
I am from_______________________________________________________
From ___________________________________________________
Continue as long as you wish.
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