Acrostic poetry is one of the most interesting and fun ways to express affection or describe someone. This worksheet includes an example of a short acrostic poem, an acrostic poem by a young George Washington and provides inspiration and space for the student to create his or her own.
Here are some ideas for how this worksheet can be used:
1) in an American government, history, or civics class, and the student can research another important figure and create an acrostic poem on that subject
2) in an English or poetry class as a President's Day activity
3) in American government, social studies, English, or similar classes during the month of February - combining President's Day with Valentine's Day. Students can create a poem for someone that they like (family or friend), or even another classmate.
This activity is simple, attractive, and clear. Included is an instruction sheet. You'll have fun with this!