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1 Sabrina Thornton & Dana Renfroe Grade 4 ECED 4300A - Dr. Tonya Root Spring 2009

2  Uses a word for the subject  Each line begins with a letter from the subject word  An acrostic poem does not have to rhyme  Line can be one word, or a short phrase What is Acrostic Poetry? Retrieved April 6, 2009, from lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro/what_is_an_acrostic _poem.htm

3  Lansky, B. (2002). Garbage. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from ss/lessons/acrostic.html

4 Garbage Grounds (coffee) Apple (core) Rinds (melon) Banana (peel) Anchovies (from a pizza I wouldn't eat) Grapes (too ripe to eat) Emptying the stinking bag (my job)

5  C.,K. (1997). Acrostic Poems. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from html

6 Going for the gold You know you Might Not win. Those endless hours At the gym Starting your body to work hardest. The excitement and nerves at the meet; the joy when you land on your feet. It's hurry and do your home work; it's eating your supper in the Car. It's the love of the Sport and the Olympic dream Kara C.

7 GPS  ELA4W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student a. Selects a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.

8 PLO  The student will complete a graphic organizer for the prewriting stage of acrostic poetry.

9  Choose a subject word  Write word vertically, or use graphic organizer  Brainstorm a list of words or phrases that pertain to the subject word  Write them down, or fill in your graphic organizer What is Acrostic Poetry? Retrieved April 6, 2009, from lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro/what_is_an_acrostic_poem.htm

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11  Display graphic organizer on overhead projector  Write in the words, “My School”  Have students come up with words or phrases that pertain to “their school”  Fill in the graphic organizer

12 4 th Grade  Give each student a graphic organizer  Tell them the topic, “Your Name”  Some may be longer than others, but only 10 letters will be assessed.  If first name is not 10 letters, use last name until 10 letters are achieved.  Students must come up with at least 15 words or phrases pertaining to themselves to get full credit

13 GPS ELA4W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student b. Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.

14 PLO Students will use their graphic organizer used in the prewriting stage to construct a draft of an acrostic poem.

15  4 th Grade  Main focus is CONTENT  Topic is appropriate  Review lists of words from graphic organizer  Decide how the words chosen from graphic organizer will be used in the poem  Make sure each line begins with letter of subject word  Each line describes the subject word

16  4 th Grade  In a shared pen activity, the class will create an acrostic poem based on the graphic organizer used during the prewriting stage.  Topic: MY SCHOOL

17  4 th Grade  Students will write a 10 lined acrostic poem using their name as a topic.  Using graphic organizer, 10 lines come from first name and letters beginning last name.  Example: SABRINA THORNTON ▪ Highlighted letters are letters used in poem.


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