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Students use newspapers or magazines to create an acrostic poem where words are divided into parts of speech.
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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...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
5th - 7th 21st Century Skills
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Career Research and Acrostic Poetry
It's never too early to think about the future! Here is a instructional activity that sparks the thought, "What do I want to be when I grow up? Scholars begin by researching careers and completing a graphic organizer with their new-found...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable