Lesson 3: Acrostic Weather Poem

Theme:  Language Arts
OBJECTIVES

Content:
  • Students will learn about acrostic poetry through learning about weather.
  • The learner will use mood and imagery to create their poem.
Language:
  • After learning about an acrostic poem and how to construct one, the student will accurately create an acrostic poem using the word WEATHER.
  • The learner will demonstrate legible printing skills in the creation of their poem
MATERIALS

  • Hand-outs of the poem “It’s Hot” for each student
  • Examples of acrostic poems for each student
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers

MOTIVATION

  • First explain to the students that today they will all become poets!
  • They will be creating a poem using the word weather. Explain that each new line must begin with the next letter in the word weather.
STANDARDS

  • LA.2.3.2.1 - The student will draft writing by maintaining focus on a single idea and developing supporting details.
  • LA.2.4.1.2 The student will compose simple stories, poems, riddles, rhymes, or song lyrics.
  • LA.2.5.1.1 - The student will demonstrate legible printing skills.

REVIEW & ASSESSMENT

  • First, take an informal assessment. Listen to each student as they participate in the class discussion about the Shel Silverstein’s poem.
  • Check for understanding about the use of words that appeals to the senses, creates imagery, and suggests mood.
  • Collect poem and check to see if they used words that accurately appeals to the senses, creates imagery, and suggests mood.
  • Make sure that it is in legible print.

LEARNING STRATEGIES
  • Use of visuals when showing examples of poems.

KEY VOCABULARY
  • Windy
  • Precipitation
  • Overcast
  • Humidity
  • Sunny
  • Heat
  • Dry
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edison webquest,
Nov 27, 2011, 7:41 PM
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