|ABOUT THIS MOBILE APP|
Learn about and write acrostic poems on your tablet device. This poetry form uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.
Users first brainstorm words, and those brainstormed words and helping words within the tool guide users as they write their poem. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions. Final work can be shared via e-mail or saved to the device's camera roll.
Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own acrostic poems on the same device without confusion.
This app mirrors our web-based student interactive Acrostic Poems, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their poem right in the online tool!
Profiles allow for multiple students to use the same device without others seeing, or tampering with--their work.
Nearly identical to our Acrostic Poem interactive, this app explains the process for creating an acrostic poem.
Users can brainstorm words before they start writing their poem.
Writing a poem is fun and easy!
Your finished poem can be saved to the camera roll or emailed out to family and friends.
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Lessons That Use This Mobile App
Grades 2 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 30
Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 21
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.