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Students work in groups to determine a creative writing theme. They listen to each other to produce a group acrostic poem and then collaborate with their partners to recite their poetry. They then add drawings to add an artistic element to their poem.
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.
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.
In this Antarctica poetry worksheet, students first read about how to write an acrostic poem. Students write an acrostic poem using the letters in ANTARCTICA. Each line of poetry will begin with the letters that are printed down in a column.
Students read a book about Thanksgiving, and then create an acrostic poem about Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson plan, students discuss their own families and what they are thankful for.
Learners write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic. In this poetry lesson, students choose a topic that relates to recent of current news. Learners complete acrostic poems in small groups. Students also complete the handout included on reflecting what they have done.
Young scholars research a career they are interested in and use their research to help them write poetry.  In this Career lesson plan, students choose from a list of careers to write an acrostic poem. 
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 complete acrostic poems that use their names to describe themselves. For 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.
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. 
Explore the elements of acrostic poems beginning with small groups brainstorming lists of adjectives for various nouns and then selecting the best descriptors. Next, they listen to acrostic poems and identify adjectives. In pairs, they create an acrostic poem similar to the example provided and then take digital photos for a PowerPoint that includes their poem. Teacher resources: PowerPoint on acrostic poems, rubric, notes, and extension activities.
In this Thanksgiving worksheet, students write an acrostic poem about the holiday. Students use the letters in THANKSGIVING to start each new line of poetry.
In this acrostic poem worksheet, students use the letters in the word Veteran to create an acrostic poem. Students create a 7 line poem.
In this acrostic poem worksheet, students write an acrostic poem about Christmas. Students begin each line with a word or sentence that starts with the letter on that line.
In this creating an acrostic poem worksheet, students write a poem using the letters in FLAG DAY. Students write a 7 line poem.
For this creative writing worksheet, students use the letters in the words CIVIL WAR to write an acrostic poem. Students write a 8 line poem.

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