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"I AM" Poem Assignment

Name: _____________________ HR:___


Ms.Traboulay - ELA 9 DUE DATE: ______________________________

For this assignment you will be writing your own I AM poem. You will complete the poem
and make a physical representation of the poem. You can use any medium that you would
like to make the physical representation of the poem. The poem will be a demonstration of
your ability to write a free verse poem.

Below are the requirements for the poem and the representation.

Requirements:
POEM
- On a separate sheet of paper, you will write a free verse I AM poem
- Must have 24 lines minimum
- Must have a Title
- Must establish an overall theme

PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION
- Create a physical representation of your poem
- this can be a video, dance, drawing, physical object, etc.
- be prepared to share your poem and physical representation on your due date.

Assessment:
Below is a break down of how you will be graded on this assignment and the rubric.

I AM POEM (A) - ELA 9 1


4 3 2 1
WOW! Great! Adequate *Insufficient
Excellent! Yes, but... No, but...

Poem Content Poem reveals Poem reveals some Poem reveals little Poem reveals no
(x2) information about the information about the information about the information about the
- information author, is free verse in author, is free verse in author, isn't free verse in author, isn't free verse
about the format, title is format, title is format, title shows little in format, title is not
author insightfully connected, thoughtfully connected, connection, and theme is connected, and lacks
- followed free and establishes a clear and establishes a theme unclear or unestablished. an essential theme.
verse overall theme somewhat
- title
- created mood

Conventions No errors in spelling, Few errors in spelling, Frequent errors in Errors in spelling,
- grammar grammar, or punctuation grammar, or spelling, grammar, or grammar, or
- spelling that impede meaning. punctuation that punctuation that impede punctuation
-punctuation Writing is organized and impede meaning. meaning. completely impede
- organization shows clear intention. Writing is organized Writing is unclearly meaning.
and shows some organized and little Writing is very
intentional thought. intentional thought was unorganized, and
made. thoughtless.

Visual Visual is neat, legible Visual is neat, legible Visual is somewhat neat, Visual is unclear, and
Connection and is both and suitably represents is legible most of the time hard to follow, little
(x2) comprehensive and the poem. and represents the poem. connection to the poem
insightful in is shown.
representing the poem.

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