My second graders are starting a unit on poetry. As an introduction we read what am I poems. Each poem described an animal or food. They students enjoyed trying to guess what food/animal it was describing.
For my low language ELL students, I also have vocabulary sheets that they could refer to while guessing.
Then they used a template to write their own what am I poems. There were great for my struggling writers. They did not get overwhelmed with a large amount of writing, and were very excited to have their peers guess what their poem was describing.
These task cards and writing templates are available on my TPT store.