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Blog acrostic poems powerpoint grade 7

  1. 1. Acrostic Poems
  2. 2. What is an Acrostic Poem?
  3. 3. <ul><li>A poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>As a form of constrained writing, an acrostic can be used as a mnemonic device to aid memory retrieval. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>An acrostic poem is a cryptographic form in which the initial letter of each line spells out a word, often the subject of the poem or the name of the person to whom the poem is dedicated. </li></ul><ul><li>For our activity, we will focus on a Subject </li></ul>
  6. 6. History Of Acrostic Poems <ul><li>the first known acrostics date back to ancient times: the name “ acrostic ” was first used to describe ancient prophecies </li></ul><ul><li>they were written on leaves arranged so that the first letter on each leaf formed a word. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics <ul><li>involves brainstorming of ideas which is key to the creative writing process </li></ul><ul><li>creates connections with oneself to the writing process </li></ul><ul><li>employs the use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>evokes knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques and figurative language. </li></ul><ul><li>can employ the use of a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>An acrostic poem uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line. </li></ul><ul><li>All lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: </li></ul><ul><li>S hines brightly </li></ul><ul><li>U p in the sky </li></ul><ul><li>N ice and warm on my skin </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Can be used to incorporate other subjects, including research, science/social studies and novel study, including identifying characters of a story and their character traits (within an acrostic poem). </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are the two ways to do an Acrostic Poem?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Write a sentence that begins with each letter of the subject. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Working independently, develop an Acrostic Poem using our BIG IDEA as a guide : </li></ul><ul><li>“ How can learning about other people around the world help us become more empathetic and grateful as Canadians?” </li></ul><ul><li>Use the dictionary/thesaurus if you need help. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative! Use colour and/or images to make it more artistic. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Let ’s Review! <ul><li>What are the two different types of Acrostic Poems? </li></ul><ul><li>Give one example of a characteristic of an Acrostic Poem </li></ul>