Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

Budding poets create two acrostic poems, one for their name and another using a word of their choice. Over the course of five days, scholars compose, revise, publish, and share their work with their peers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Display finished products at Open House or Back-to-School Night for families to read and enjoy 
  • During English language arts rotations, work with small groups to complete each task for a more focused approach; employ an aide to work with another group to reach more pupils at once
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computers or hand-held devices for online dictionary access; have paper dictionaries ready if technology is not available 
  • The lesson's duration includes five separate 50-minute periods
Pros

  • A detailed lesson plan makes for easy implementation 
  • Spreading the lesson out over several days allows learners to focus on one task at a time 
Cons

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