Lesson

Autumn Acrostics : "Fall" Into Writing Poetry!

Lesson Overview

Acrostic poetry is a form that is fun, relaxing, and understandable to most age  groups who are readers and writers.  Acrostic "name poems" are composed as early as 2nd grade in ELA classes; but that doesn't mean acrostic poetry is only for primary grades. This type of poetry was first utilized long ago in ancient Greece, and the topics of acrostic poetry are only limited by a writer's imagination.    ENJOY!  

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
1:1 Lesson

Essential Question

Learn how every word counts in composing your own acrostic poems.  This relaxing way to write poetry can be used to write on any topic, but for this lesson challenge yourself ...to write on any word that relates to this beautiful time of the year we call AUTUMN.

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

English Language Arts

-scrap paper for poetry composition

-pencil with eraser, for writing rough draft of poems

- 5 or 6  sheets clean paper for writing your finished copies of your 4 poems

-pen or thin marker for final copy of poem(s)

-colored markers, colored pencils or crayons for making illustrations for poems

-drawing paper for 4 illustrations ( of 4 student-written poems)

-glue stick & scissors/ also, craft paper or magazine images ( if you prefer to cut out shapes, to collage a picture for a poem)

-2 sheets colored construction paper, to make a COVER for your poetry & art booklet

-stapler used by teacher to put book together

 

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