Bio Poem

Provide a structure to support the development and refinement of self-concept by having the students complete a bio-poem that encourages word play, builds vocabulary and fluency.  


1.LT-S.8. Identify words that the author selects in a literary selection to create a graphic visual experience.

1.BR-F.20. Read aloud grade-appropriate text fluently, accurately, and with comprehension.


Bio Poem Template:

Line 1: First Name

Line 2: Four descriptive traits
Line 3: Sibling of...
Line 4: Lover of
Line 5: Who fears...
Line 6: Who needs...
Line 7: Who gives...
Line 8: Who would like to see...
Line 9: Resident of...

Line 10: Last Name 

Warm Up

Teacher shares personal Bio-Poem with students.

New Material

Poetry builds students phonemic awareness and sense of rhythm in language. Review how examples of repetition, internal rhyme, refrain, patterns, sequencing, and active word choice, can empower students with the widest possible range of writing tools to execute all writing tasks. 


1. Brainstorm a list of adjectives with the students and write their responses on a chart.

2. Give each student a Bio-Poem Template to complete.


Sharing out and acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual.

Closure and Reflection

Writing poetry helps writers to find their individual writing voices and teaches students how to use precise word choices. Speeches are also a form of expression often used to address specific issue andor make an argument based on ones' values and beliefs.