George Washington Acrostic Poem Activity

This George Washington Acrostic Poem Activity activity & project also includes:

Celebrate George Washington's birthday—Presidents' Day—with a poem dedicated to him. Scholars compose an acrostic poem using his first and last name and facts they learned about his life, then showcase their creation on a poster. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Attach a sheet of blank paper for pupils to use as a rough draft 
  • Schedule time for class members to research facts about George Washington
  • Encourage learners to share their poems with their peers then display finished products around the classroom 
Classroom Considerations
  • Washington's birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is celebrated on the third Monday of February 
  • Assumes class members have background knowledge of George Washington 
Pros
  • Provides a brief explanation of what an acrostic poem is and an example using the word leadership
  • A clear and easy-to-follow objective supports successful task completion
Cons
  • None