Strategy Overview: Name Acrostics
This resource illustrates:
2D) Peer support in home language; 3C) Culturally relevant materials; 5B) Letter identification and letter-sound awareness; 5J) Language-based supports; 5L) Writing for genres and audiences; 2A) Build relationships
Grades K-1, Grades 2-3
This strategy engages students in writing free verse acrostic poems about themselves using the letters of their names to begin each line. The use of children’s names can bring personal meaning to writing; and valuing children’s names is a part of a strong, respectful classroom community.