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Acrostic poetry is a fun and simple form of poetry for your students to explore.
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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
Students discuss what an acrostic poem is. In this poetry instructional activity, students create an acrostic poem together as a class and create their own acrostic poem about a whale.
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.
Students write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic. In this poetry 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.
Students research a career they are interested in and use their research to help them write poetry.  In this Career lesson, 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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
Students write an acrostic poem about themselves. In this poetry instructional activity, 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.
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. 
Learners understand  the form and composition of poems through the writing of poems in different styles.  In this poetry instructional activity, students write an acrostic poem, a rhyming poem and a poem using the cut-up method. Learners discuss the form and composition of the poems.
Students read the story Wild Horse Winter and construct acrostic poems. In this poetry instructional activity, students use adjectives and events in the text to develop an acrostic poem.
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.

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