Students create a biographical poem using individual personality traits, emotions, and actions and share with the class.
- Cognitive: Students will be able to identify and communicate personal traits and characteristics.
- Affective: Students will develop positive self-concept about unique traits, recognizing and accepting the diversity of peers.
Journals, writing utensils
Prepare a Bio Poem to share with students as an example.
||Remind students that each poem will be different.|
Line 1: Your first name
Line 2: Four words that describe you
Line 3: Relative of…
Line 4: Loves…
Line 5: Who feels…
Line 6: Who needs…
Line 7: Who gives…
Line 8: Who fears…
Line 9: Who would like to see…
Line 10: Resident of…
Line 11: Your last name
Collect student bio poems to hang within the classroom.
Optional: As a follow-up activity, ask students to read their poems aloud or to decorate their bio poems before they are displayed.
|Have line prompts and suggestions visible to all students on a worksheet or a board in front of the class.
Reinforce students’ feelings of worth and uniqueness by celebrating individual differences.
||Remind students that these poems are a snapshot in time, likely to change over time.|
How did you feel after the activity? Did students participate and seem engaged?
Remember to ask the students to share their feedback on the activity: What went well? What suggestions do they have for making the activity better? Think about what you might do differently next time.
Emotional Intelligence Tips
- Assist students in brainstorming their personal characteristics.
- Remind students that they will be asked to share their poems.
- Encourage students to be respectful, open, and reserve judgment.