An acrostic poem using the student's first name. This asks for more complex thought than "A is for amazing." This is a great filler activity to keep students occupied when they finish diagnostic tests sooner than their peers at the beginning of the year. Combines poetry, characterization, and a bit of visual creativity. 10 minutes or so of explanation; an hour or so of student work. End product from student is an illustrated acrostic poem of their name on a half-sheet of paper. Created by EnglishTeacherJones.
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