Lesson Plan

Whale Song Acrostic

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What do whales sing about? Invite your class to imagine the thoughts of whales before writing acrostic poems on the topic. The plan blends together a bit of life science with plenty of opportunities for creativity and writing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this during a science unit on marine life or alongside a book about whales
  • As an extension, invite pupils to come up with another mammal or marine animal about which they wish to write an additional acrostic poem
Classroom Considerations
  • For this plan, you'll need to find an audio recording of a whale song; this is not included, but could be found with a Google or YouTube search
  • Comes with student samples that you can show to your class for inspiration
  • Provides a list of words you can give to your pupils if they are feeling stumped on how to start certain lines in their acrostic poems
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