From Article to Acrostic: Note-Taking and Poem-Making
Students will use note taking strategies to extract relevant information from an article or a book about a famous woman. They will summarize that information and use it to create an acrostic poem about the person. Next, they will use that information to create an acrostic poem about the famous woman. Finally, they will present the poem to the other members of their group and host a mini Q. & A. session about the famous women they chose. *Easily adapted to do for other topics.
- GLE 0501.2.2
- Continue to develop strategies for expressing thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively.
- GLE 0501.3.2
- Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal expression, description, and imaginative.
- GLE 0501.8.2
- Experience various literary genres, including fiction and nonfiction, poetry, drama, chapter books, biography/autobiography, short stories, folk tales, myths,...
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- Previously prepared acrostic poem about teacher
- Smartboard or screen
- Computers for students
- Chart paper
- Pre-selected article on one famous African-American woman, e.g., Barbara Jordan
- Webquest or page of pre-selected links to information about African-American women, e.g., http://worldbookonline.com, http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php. http://www.britannica.com/women, http://www.factmonster.com