Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

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Scholars scour thematically aligned texts to gather a bank of words they can use in an original acrostic poem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Perform a cooperative learning activity such as a Think Pair Share for learners to read their poem to their peers 
  • Add finished products to an interactive writing journal; collect and share journals during Parent-Teacher conferences 
  • Coordinate time in the library or assign research time for homework  
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson takes three 30-minute periods 
  • Portions of the lesson can be completed collaboratively or independently 
Pros

  • Six tabs outline the lesson and related materials for easy navigation
  • Provides an extension activity 
  • The theme can be used among a variety of subjects 
Cons

  • None