Reflection: Intervention and Extension The Topic Acrostic - Section 2: Independent work


The reason I created this topic acrostic poem that blends facts and poetry was to extend the students' idea of what an acrostic poem can be.  On the first two acrostic poems, many of the students were only writing one word for each letter. I wanted to make sure with this assignment they were writing more than one word.

Also I saw it as another way to integrate technology, getting students to read non-fiction, be able to pull out specific facts that matched their starting letter of their topic.


Many students were quite successful with this assignment.  I think giving them the homework assignment the night before to come ready with your topic gave students who have computers at home the chance to explore and decide ahead of time what they would write about.  Other students really shined in the voice they created in their poems.  I especially enjoyed reading "Puppies".

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The Topic Acrostic

Unit 11: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT choose a topic, research on ipads, and write a topic acrostic.

Big Idea: Blending facts and verse!

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