Tuesday, February 26, 2013

America is... Acrostic Poem

This week we are learning about the United States and its symbols. Yesterday we used these books as a springboard for writing and acrostic poem using the word America.
The illustrations and the wording in this book are perfect for young students. I love this book for teaching about what America is and all that it is made up of. 
This is a great book too for introducing places and symbols for the United States. There is a section at the back that tells a little bit about each picture. 

After reading and talking about both books, we wrote an acrostic poem together. My students came up with the words all on their own. After writing the poem, my students illustrated different words that represent America.