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Poetry Power Printables

For Students 3rd - 7th
A collection of lessons calls kids to craft clever creations. Each of the 10 resources focuses on a single poetry form and includes an explanation of the form, rules to use when writing the form, and examples. Poems and poetry planning...

EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...

EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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Whale Song Acrostic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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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For Students 3rd - 7th
Do your students suffer from metrophobia? Assuage their fears by asking them to craft an acrostic, a form poem that begins with a single word. The first in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.
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Writing An Acrostic

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Invite learners to introduce themselves through poetry. After brainstorming and choosing details, pupils draft two acrostic poems using their names as the base. They then evaluate and revise their poems.
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How to Write an Acrostic Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Acrostic poems are perfect for any topic! A quick tutorial guides learners into writing acrostic poems with the basics and key examples.
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What are the Elements of an Acrostic Poem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the elements of acrostic poems beginning with small groups brainstorming lists of adjectives for various nouns and then selecting the best descriptors. Next, they listen to acrostic poems and identify adjectives. In pairs, they...
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Valentine’s Day Acrostic Poem

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Be mine! Young poets use the provided activity to craft a Valentine's Day acrostic poem for the word heart.
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Acrostic Poems

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What is an acrostic poem? It is one of the many forms of poetry that expresses a particular thought, idea, emotion, or feeling. Play with an interactive that allows young poets to craft a topical acrostic of their choice using an online...
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All About Acrostics

For Students K - 2nd
Spell out your first day excitement with S-C-H-O-O-L! Use a learning exercise to fill in words for each letter to create a unique acrostics poem.
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Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An acrostic poem is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage scholars to express themselves through poetry. Using their name, young writers brainstorm adjectives that best describe them then share their work with their peers to better...
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Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Scholars scour thematically aligned texts to gather a bank of words they can use in an original acrostic poem. 
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Mother's Day Acrostic

For Students K - 4th
Make sure your pupils have something to bring home to mom for Mother's Day by assigning this acrostic poem. The word mother is written in long letters along the left side; individuals use these letters to start each line of a mom-themed...
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Acrostic Poem Pals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars work in groups to determine a creative writing theme. They listen to each other to produce a group acrostic poem and then collaborate with their partners to recite their poetry. They then add drawings to add an artistic...
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Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Budding poets create two acrostic poems, one for their name and another using a word of their choice. Over the course of five days, scholars compose, revise, publish, and share their work with their peers.
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Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
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Acrostic Poetry to Teach Font Changes and Centering

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students engage in a discussion about how to write an acrostic poem. They demonstate the ability to use a word processor by typing an acrostic poem by following instructions. Word processing skills such as, centering text, changing font,...
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Acrostic Book Report

For Teachers K - 8th
Students read the story Wild Horse Winter and construct acrostic poems. In this poetry lesson plan, students use adjectives and events in the text to develop an acrostic poem.
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Acoustic Poems

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore acrostic poems. In this interactive poetry lesson, students visit the website to view characteristics and samples of acrostic poems. Students develop acrostic poems by using the interactive site.
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Poetry Workshop: Fixed Form Poems

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Encourage the poetic genius in your young creative writers with a poetry workshop. Fix form poems (cinquains acrostic poems, octopoems, hello/goodbye poems) provide a framework and encourage vocabulary development as well as an awareness...
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Valentine's Day Acrostic Poem

For Students K - 6th Standards
L is for loving this Valentine's day acrostic poem in which class members use letters from the word love to guide their creative writing. Four different versions for you or your scholars to choose from make this poetry activity a win for...
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Animal Acrostic

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this animal acrostic worksheet, learners read a short poem. Afterward, they answer questions about the poem and then write their own acrostic poetry. Students share their poetry with a friend, and guess what type of animal is described.
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"Forms" of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Poetry isn't all sonnets and rhyming couplets! Introduce your class to three fun types of poetry: shape poems, acrostic poems, and diamante poems. Each type is explained, and an example is provided. Challenge your class to write one in...

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