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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 write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic. For this poetry lesson, 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.
Pupils 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.
Fourth graders analyze the first two passages of the Declaration of Independence. In this U.S History lesson, 4th graders paraphrase sections of the Declaration of Independence on an overhead transparency and define unknown words using dictionaries. Students construct acrostic poems using the word "independence."
Students write an acrostic poem about themselves. In 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.
Expose the beautiful mystery of bulbs as young botanists learn all about these fascinating plants. They glean information from a short text before observing actual bulbs (consider an onion), and comparing their findings with predictions. Incorporate poetry by asking kids to come up with an acrostic poem using the word bulb, or have younger kids simply copy the example poem. The final aspect here is especially fun; use the recipe here for homemade play dough with a surprise in the middle of each ball. Kids begin kneading the dough and suddenly it turns color! Display the unexpected color of a bloom by giving learners different colors.