Instructions to students:
Write an Acrostic Poem about the one of the characters that can be found in Sherman Alexi’s book “ The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian.”
- The name of the character
- The beginning lines of the poems should spell out the name of the character.
- The poem should revolve around the character you are analyzing in your poem.
- A picture background that may represent the character that you are talking about.
RUBRIC (FOR YOUR GRADE)
Name ____________________________ Grade _____ Date __________
|The acrostic follows poetic form.||Most of the lines of the acrostic poem follow poetic form.||Some of the lines of the acrostic follow poetic form.||The acrostic does not follow poetic form.|
|Quality of Information
|The acrostic is very well developed and relates to the topic.||The acrostic relates to the topic.||The acrostic somewhat relates to the topic.||The acrostic does not relate to the topic.|
|Spelling||No spelling errors.||1 to 2 spelling errors.||3 to 4 spelling errors.||5 or more spelling errors.|
|Picture/Clip Art||Picture or clip art is behind text and in a good position.||Picture or clip art is behind text but not in a good position.||Picture or clip art is not behind the text and not in a good position.||Picture or clip art is missing.|
|Typeface||Typeface of the letters in your name has one consistent font and the rest of the text have another smaller consistent fonts.||Typeface of the letters in your name has some inconsistent fonts and the rest of the text have some smaller inconsistent fonts.||Typeface of the letters in your name has many inconsistent fonts and the rest of the text have smaller inconsistent fonts.||Typeface of the letters in your name has all inconsistent fonts and the rest of the text have all smaller inconsistent fonts.|
|Your total score:|
Common Core Standards (Grade 7)
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Foreseen challenges: Writing a poem may be difficult and carry challenges for many students. In order for students to write an Acrostic Poem they need to know first what it is, and the technique of writing one. Students will also need to master the skill of identifying theme and analyze character.
Junior, Arnold, or just plain old Indian
United by species, but divided by culture,
Not belonging to a specific group, you’re just a…Nomad
Indian we see but barely that you are, you’re
Often a scapegoat; you might as well be Jesus, because