Acrostic Teacher Resources
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New Review Creating Characters
Examine character in depth. Over the course of these six lessons, learners explore their own character traits, determine the traits of characters in the books they read, practice comparing and contrasting, and collaborate in small groups and pairs.
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Acrostic Poem Pals
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.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
What are the Elements of 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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can be incorporated into other units of study.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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.
5th Social Studies & History
Acrostic Poetry to Teach Font Changes and Centering
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.
5th - 7th 21st Century Skills
Poetry Workshop: Fixed Form Poems
Encourage the poetic genius in your young creative writers with a poetry workshop. Fix form poems (cinquains acrostic poems, octopoems, hello/goodbye poems) provide a framework and encourage vocabulary development as well as an awareness of parts of speech.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
A Hidden Beauty
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.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Poetic Teapot Card
Students recognize the role of loved ones in their families and the many things their parents and others contribute to their lives. They write an acrostic poem about their mother, father, or other important person. They then make a teapot-shaped greeting card with their poem inside as a gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day or some other occasion.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Poems: What They Look and Sound Like
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics in song lyrics from Selena Gomez's "Gift of a Friend.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Back to School Acrostic Poem
Acrostic poems are a great way to get your class in the back to school mode. Each poet will compose a poem using the letters of the words 'back to school' as the beginning of the first lines of each line of the poem. There are many creative ways to mix this up and it is a great way to begin the year!
1st - 4th English Language Arts
National Poetry Month
Students understand the form and composition of poems through the writing of poems in different styles. In this poetry activity, 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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts