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Students worked in groups to gather their growing information into organized thought.  The acrostic poem seemed to be a catalyst for bringing the information on Acadia together.

Acrostic Poem

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

English Language Arts

E. PROCESSES OF WRITING AND SPEAKING

Students will demonstrate the ability to use the skills and strategies of the writing process.  Students will be able to:

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3. Respond to remarks or statements orally and in writing.

Students wrote an acrostic poem using the information they gathered about the Acadians.

Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

GRADES: 1, 2 and Multiage 1 and 2

OBJECTIVE:  Cooperatively, students will write an acrostic poem using information learned in previous lessons on the Acadians.

MATERIALS:

handout and pencil

ACTIVITIES:

As a group, students will brainstorm for words that will describe the Acadians as they complete their acrostic poem.

ASSESSMENT: Rubric on Cooperative Learning