Arcostic Poem

Step 1: Show students requirements for acrostic poem (define acrostic poem).

Acrostic

Theme is “McCarthyism” - HUAC - Hollywood Ten - Blacklisting - Alger Hiss - Rosenbergs (Ethel & Julius)

Use info. from video & text to create an acrostic addressing this topic. Text pages 616-621

Step 2: Review acrostic exemplars:

Acrostic 2

Acrostic 3

Acrostic 4

Acrostic 5

Step 3: Students begin working on acrostics. Note: Students may freely talk and share ideas with friends as they work.

Step 4: Students complete acrostics out of class (or with support from RSP or ELL teacher)