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St. Patricks Day Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

Practice Poetry-Writing Through This St. Patricks Day Acrostic Poem


Are you in need of a quick St. Patricks Day poetry lesson plan to share with your students tomorrow?

Consider practicing acrostic poetry with your students.

  • Model the format of acrostic poems with your students. Work together to write a collective acrostic poem on the whiteboard.
  • Give your students a St. Patricks Day-related word list so that they can write their own acrostic poem. Consider: luck, leprechaun, March, clover, green, rainbow, pot o' gold, Irish, and happy. Discuss the meaning of these words and the importance of expressing appreciate to loved ones on the St. Patricks Day holiday.
  • Give your students time to write their acrostic poems. Circulate and offer guidance as needed.
  • If you have time, allow the students to illustrate their poems. This project makes a great bulletin board display for March, especially if you do it a few weeks ahead of time!
Suggest that your students give their acrostic poems to family members as Valentines Day gifts.

Sample St. Patricks Day Acrostic Poem

G - Golden surprise at the end of a rainbow
R - Really lucky to find a four-leaf clover
E - Everyone could use a little luck! E - Erin Go Bragh! N - Now's the time to search for a leprechaun!

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