“Where I’m From” worksheet

Now consider where you are from. What mementos, traditions, meals, relatives, and memories come to mind regarding your background? Use specific images, objects, names, words, and events that define your origin.

List below sights, sounds, tastes, people, places, events, words, phrases, actual quotes-all reveal something about “where you are from.” Think of the good and the bad, the happy and the sad parts of your life. Be careful to use specific, vivid words so that your writing becomes alive! Then write a poem, modeled after George Ella Lyon’s poem that tells where you’re from.

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Turning Points:


Words, phrases, direct quotes


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