I Am from the Leeson and Faithful Family

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Context

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.

General information about “I Am From” poems are available at

www.georgeellalyon.com/where

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Student Work Sample

Profile Analysis

Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

PROFILE THREE
I can describe different aspects of my identity.

I can identify my individual characteristics and explain what interests me. I can describe different groups that I belong to.

Creative Thinking

PROFILE TWO
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.