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!
Sample St. Patricks Day Acrostic PoemG - 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!