How to Introduce Acrostic Poems

Published On: March 5th, 2018·By ·

Are you planning on using acrostic poems in your classroom this year? Take a look at this free tool.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, education expert Monica Burns explains how to use ReadWriteThink‘s student interactive on acrostic poems to create poetry with students. As explained in the description of the tool, “students brainstorm words to help write their poems and can save their work-in-progress to revise and edit, reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can also print their finished acrostic poems or proudly show off their work by e-mailing it to a friend.”

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Watch as Monica explains exactly how the tool works. Once you see how simple it is, you'll be using it with students in no time!

Did you have a chance to explore ReadWriteThink's student interactive section? There are a few neat tools available. Let me know if you think you'll be using this one with your students.

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About Our “Acrostic Poems” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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