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Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

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Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

Grades 1 – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Renee Goularte

Renee Goularte

Magalia, California


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • Writing materials, markers

  • Dictionaries

  • White paper, construction paper (12x18)

  • Chart paper


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Acrostic Poems

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.


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  • Create and post on the wall a large "letter/word matrix" on chart paper, in which you can write suggested words children can use for each letter of the alphabet. Write some words in a few of the boxes for examples. Include words such as never, always, sometimes, loves, likes. The ABC Word List can be used as a starting point.
  • Choose sample acrostic poems to use with your class, using books from the booklist or Websites from the Resources section.
  • Before Session Five, create a finished acrostic as a sample to show students when they are ready to publish their two poems. You can use the two poems that were created through shared writing with the students. They can be illustrated and mounted on the inside of a folded sheet of construction paper.
  • If you will complete an extension, test the Acrostic Poem interactive, or the ReadWriteThink Printing Press interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page. Choose the flyer template that will work best for your students' poems.
  • Share the Acrostic Poem interactive with the students. Complete an example together. Or, demonstrate the ReadWriteThink Printing Press for helpers, indicating which template to use for students' work.
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