The students were introduced to the acrostic style of poetry where a word is written down the side of the page vertically, then each line of the poem begins with a letter of that word.
The students brainstormed different summer activities, which were recorded on the SMARTBoard. The students were then encouraged to choose one of those words for their poem.
The acrostic template was introduced to the students:
Xxx xxxx xxx
The purpose of this template is to show the student that the first letter of the word they are using should be capitalized all the way down the side of the page. Then the lines of the poem should begin with those letters. The length of the words do NOT need to match the template.
Next, the students opened their templates at their computer and began writing their poems.
When they completed their poem, they had to title their poem with the summer word they used and then they could select a clip art graphic to add to their poem.
Please feel free to use these templates with your students as you would like.
|Summer Words for Acrostic Poem|
|Acrostic Student Sample|
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