“Where I’m From” poems are all about describing what makes you...you!
All of these poems were made from a preset found on http://www.georgeellalyon.com/.
The poems were based on the memories of each poet’s existence. These poems
tell about what is special about ourselves, and what is special to us.
There were four different topics to help us shape our poem drafts. The four topics were: Place, Details, Family and Emotion and Thoughts. Then our teacher told us to go in our Writer’s Notebook, where we wrote our four topic assignments over the course of four days. After that she told us to lift words and phrases out of our Writer's Notebook entries to form a rough draft of the now finished “Where I’m From” Poems. All that we did was pull out all different words from our past writing to make it into a whole new piece that was possibly even better than the last four writing entries!