Where I'm From Poetry Lesson Plan
This is a plan for a multi-day poetry lesson based on George Ella Lyon's poem "Where I'm From." Students will be asked to identify the structure and form of the poem, as well as discuss how the meaningfulness of the poetry changes when the author is the one reading it aloud. As part of the assignment, students will be writing, reading aloud, recording, and sharing their own "Where I'm From" poems. This lesson was designed for a fifth grade class, though it could be used at a variety of levels. There are a few useful links included in the document.