Acrostic Poems

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What is an acrostic poem? It is one of the many forms of poetry that expresses a particular thought, idea, emotion, or feeling. Play with an interactive that allows young poets to craft a topical acrostic of their choice using an online digital tool.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the interactive as an introduction to acrostic poems
  • Encourage learners to use not only words, but short phrases to include in their poems
  • Model how to use the interactive before allowing them to do it on their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used in a poetry study, during National Poetry Month, or as an extension to another topic under study
  • Requires Internet access
Pros

  • The interactive allows users to print, save, or e-mail their final drafts
  • Promotes hands-on digital learning
Cons

  • None