Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Poetry in Science

We're more than halfway through the week! Wednesdays are great because I get to join my BBB Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday!
Today's workshop topic is writing in the content area. How do you integrate writing?
Acrostic Poems for the planets!
(These 4th grade samples are from students who are graduating this year!)
Each student became an "expert" by researching a planet. They collected information and facts to describe their planet and its features.
Writing an acrostic poem can be a challenging task when you're trying to include factual information and write phrases, not just single words. Another challenging aspect is that the students have to be creative and concise with their word choice, so the beginning letter fits their information.
These poems can be used in any content area and students enjoy writing them! After displaying them on a bulletin board, we made a class reference book.
I hope you can use this idea in your classroom! Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Looks like something I'll be doing to wrap up my unit! Yay! Thank you!!

  2. oooo, what a great idea! I love poetry and can't believe that I haven't thought of this before. Thanks for sharing!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  3. Their poems are excellent, Joanne! They sure show that your students understand the topic.
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. I love this idea and that you still have the class book from this year's graduating class :)
    My students read by flashlight today after filling out their reading response lunch bags. Many questions about why are we doing this on lunch bags - I said I have no idea - ask Mrs. Miller!!! Popcorn tomorrow -whoop, whoop!! Happy Halloween.

  5. Oh....I have already completed my Solar System unit, but I might just have to do this when we go back to review everything. I think my babies would love doing this since they love doing every other thing you do in your class. :) <3
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. I L-O-V-E this! My head is spinning with ideas of how I can incorporate this into my Science and Social Studies blocks! Habitats, Patriots vs Loyalists, are just to name a few! Can't wait to do this!
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  7. I can't wait to do this with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

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