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Acrostic Poems Lesson Plans
Acrostic poetry is a fun and simple form of poetry for your students to explore.
Native American Acrostic Poems
Fifth graders apply knowledge about Native American tribes while writing an acrostic poem. They enhance the writing with pictures that symbolize important characteristics of the tribes. They use digital cameras, scanners, image editing and word processing software to create a final presentation of the poetry.
Acrostic Poems: What's In a Name?
Students find words that begin with the letters in their own names, using a variety of sources including word banks and online dictionaries. They create an acrostic poem. Pupils revise poems as needed, for meaning and conventions. Students share their poems with classmates and complete a reflective self-assessment.
Natural Disaster Acrostic Poems
Fourth graders will conduct research to locate facts about natural disasters. Using a cross-curricular approach they will create acrostic poems with technology. The emphasis will be upon establishing skills for using powerpoint media.
Second graders listen to the book, SHARK WATCH as it is read to the class and name some of the facts they have learned about sharks from hearing the story. They then write an acrostic poem on the topic of sharks. Some of the students then come up and read their poems to the class.
National Poetry Month
Students understand the form and composition of poems through the writing of poems in different styles. In this poetry lesson plan, students write an acrostic poem, a rhyming poem and a poem using the cut-up method. Students discuss the form and composition of the poems.
Literary Genres: Poetry
Students write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic. In this poetry instructional activity, students choose a topic that relates to recent of current news. Students complete acrostic poems in small groups. Students also complete the handout included on reflecting what they have done.
Career Research and Acrostic Poetry
Students research a career they are interested in and use their research to help them write poetry. In this Career activity, students choose from a list of careers to write an acrostic poem.
Students use newspapers or magazines to create an acrostic poem where words are divided into parts of speech.
Students create their own acrostic poems. In this poetry lesson, students read poetry book to view examples of acrostic poems. Students then write an acrostic poem using their name.
Acrostic Poetry to Teach Font Changes and Centering
Young scholars engage in a discussion about how to write an acrostic poem. They demonstate the ability to use a word processor by typing an acrostic poem by following instructions. Word processing skills such as, centering text, changing font, and producing a final copy should by included.
Second graders listen as the teacher describes how an acrostic poem is written. They research an endangered animal of Puerto Rico. Students write an acrostic poem as a class, and then individually about the animal they research. Students have their acrostic poem proofed, and then make a final copy which is decorated.
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Awesome Practical Program. What does the first letter of each word spell? APP! Class members can use this particular app to compose poetry that follows a very specific format. After pupils type in a word, the app provides a template that can be completed, saved, and shared.
Kerpoof Lesson Plan: Poetry Partners
Students study various forms of poetry. In this poetry lesson, students create their own poem about themselves using alliteration. Additionally, students interview each other and then write an acrostic poem and or a cinquain poem about the student interviewed.
Poetry: Lesson 11
Students complete acrostic poems that use their names to describe themselves. In this poems lesson plan, students use adverb and adjective phrases in their poems and display them.
Landforms Acrostic Poetry
Fourth graders apply scientific information about various landforms. They use the information to write and word process acrostic poems which they illustrate with clip art or pictures from magazines.
Writing An Acrostic
Students write an acrostic poem about themselves. For this poetry lesson, students complete a personal inventory and use the information to write a draft of an acrostic. After completing one version of an acrostic, students create a different kind and decide which they like better.
Artifact 5:Poetry Lesson
Second graders create their own poetry. In this poetry lesson, 2nd graders research information about the Cherokee Indians. They use descriptive language to put this information into an acrostic poem.
Goals and Perseverance
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word perseverance.
Road to the Revolution
Fifth graders consider the causes and effects of the Boston Tea Party. In this American Revolution history and poetry writing lesson, 5th graders read the book The Boston Tea Party by Steven Kroll and complete a related worksheet practicing the identification of "cause" and "effect." Students write acrostic poems using Boston Tea Party vocabulary.