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Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

Combine Language Arts and Character-Building With This Fun Lesson


Are you in need of a quick and easy Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving-related word so that they can write their own acrostic poem. Consider: gratitude, thank you, thanksgiving, thankful, blessings, or grateful. Discuss the meaning of these words and the true meaning of the Thanksgiving 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 November, especially if you do it early in the month!
Your students can even give their gratitude poems to family members as a creative way of saying "thank you" for all they do.

Sample Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem

G - Giving me tasty food to eat

R - Reading to me before I go to bed

A - Always working hard for our family

T - Treating me sweetly

I - I appreciate you!

T - Tucking me into bed at night

U - Understanding me when I'm upset

D - Doing the right things

E - Excellent parents!

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