Step 1: Students first need to select a topic for the bio poem. It can be about the student, a family member, a classmate or a favorite character from a novel.
Step 2: For all of the poems, line one should be the first name of the person or character.
Step 3: Line number two should have a list of four adjectives that describe the person or character.
Step 4: For the following lines, the student should choose at least two of the line starters. The students can select from the following list:
- Born in _____________
- Born on ____________
- Who is married to ______________
- Who is the son/daughter of _______________
- Who is the brother/sister of _______________
- Who is the niece/nephew of _______________
- Who is the grandson/granddaughter of _____________
For the following lines, students need to choose at least six of line starters. Students should come up with two-to-three ideas or things to add to each line:
- Who loves ____________
- Who hates____________
- Who feels_____________
- Who enjoys___________
- Who likes_____________
- Who takes____________
- Who gives____________
- Who keeps____________
- Who desires____________
- Who plays _____________
- Who works at___________
- Who eats_______________
- Who reads______________
- Who dreams of __________
- Who changes____________
- Who worries about______________
Step 5: The last line should be the last name of the person or character.
Step 6: Once the rough draft of the poem is written, students should write a final copy. Students should then share the poems with the class.