Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Earth Day Bilingual Acrostic Poem Activity

Discover how acrostic poems benefit students and learn about a fun Earth Day bilingual acrostic poem activity. Download your free templates and get creative!

Tomorrow is Earth Day. It's been all but forgotten as countries around the word are coping with the pandemic. But this is the perfect time to think remember it. Because if nothing else, this virus should show us the interconnectedness of all life on Earth.

How Acrostic Poems Benefit Students

This year, I'm offering this printable activity for Earth Day. I've chosen poetry because that is a writing form that seems to fit perfectly with the beauty of our planet and the life on it.

Acrostic poems are an excellent tool for students of all ages and skill levels. By using acrostic poems, students can:
  1. practice their writing skills and critical thinking,, 
  2. expand their vocabulary, 
  3. improve their understanding of language and syntax,
  4. and GREAT for language learners because students have to think in terms of relationships: What words associated with the topic and begin with....? 
Additionally, acrostic poems provide a structured and focused framework for students to express their thoughts and ideas on a particular topic, such as Earth Day. This can help students develop critical thinking skills and learn how to organize their thoughts and ideas effectively. 

Acrostic poems can also be a fun and engaging way to learn about a particular topic, as students are encouraged to think creatively and come up with words and phrases that reflect their understanding and feelings about the subject. They really help students to think deeply about themselves and their perceptions. 

Earth Day Bilingual Acrostic Poem Activity

Do you remember doing acrostic poems when you were a kid? They were one of my favorite activities as a child. Usually, our teacher would whip them out around Mother's Day. They even made a song about it. You remember:

"M" is for the million things she gave me
"O" means only that she's growing old
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me
"H" is for her heart of purest gold
"E" is for her eyes with love-light shining
"R" means right and right she'll always be
Put them all together they spell MOTHER...

So just for fun, I've put together this packet of bilingual Earth Day acrostic poem templates. It includes directions and examples in both English and Spanish, as well as five different acrostic pages with prompts of varying length and difficulty. There's also a blank page to allow children to use their own focus word.

Overall, acrostic poems are a valuable tool for students to develop their writing and communication skills while also fostering creativity and self-expression. I hope you enjoy this printable activity to celebrate Earth Day!

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