The teacher shared the model of an “I Am From” poem with a class. Students then wrote their own “I Am From” poems and then worked to create a mixed media self-portrait that reflected the imagery and information in their poems.
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Student Work Sample
I can get new ideas or build on or combine other people’s ideas to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.
I can get new ideas to create new things or solve straightforward problems. My ideas are fun, entertaining, or useful to me and my peers, and I have a sense of accomplishment. I can use my imagination to get new ideas of my own, or build on other’s ideas, or combine other people’s ideas in new ways. I can usually make my ideas work within the constraints of a given form, problem, or materials if I keep playing with them.