Earth Day Acrostic Poem – Template

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An acrostic poem template to use in the classroom to celebrate Earth Day.

Use this template when encouraging students to share their ideas about the planet Earth.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 2 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1463
Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purposeElaborationsidentifying the topic and type of a text through its vi...

English > Year 3 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1478
Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical st...

Science > Year 1 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU019
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscapeElaborationsexploring the local environment to identify and describe natural, managed and constructed features (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative...

Science > Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE022
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living thingsElaborationsconsidering how science is used in activities such as cooking, fishing, transport, spo...

Science > Year 2 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU032
Earth’s resources are used in a variety of waysElaborationsidentifying the Earth’s resources including water, soil and minerals, and describing how they are used in the school (Skills: Liter...

Science > Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE035
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living thingsElaborationsmonitoring information about the environment and Earth’s resources, such as rainf...

Science > Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU048
Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and dayElaborationsrecognising the sun as a source of light (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)constructing sundials and ...

Science > Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE051
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actionsElaborationsconsidering how heating affects materials used in everyday life (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)investigatin...

Science > Year 4 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU075
Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activityElaborationscollecting evidence of change from local landforms, rocks or fossils (Skills: Critical and Creativ...

Science > Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE062
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actionsElaborationsinvestigating how a range of people, such as clothing designers, builders or engineers use science to select appropr...

Science > Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU078
The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)Elaborationsidentifying the planets of the solar system and comparing how long they take to orbit the sun (Skills: Literacy, Cr...

Science > Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE083
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisionsElaborationsconsidering how best to ensure growth of plants (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)considerin...

Science > Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > ACSSU096
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surfaceElaborationsinvestigating major geological events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis in Australia,...

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1448
Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple textsElaborationsidentifying patterns of vocabulary items in texts (for example class/subclass patterns, part/whole patterns, compare/contrast ...

English > Year 1 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1585
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhymeElaborationsexploring performance poetry, chants and songs from Ab...

English > Year 2 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1592
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songsElaborationsexploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class mem...

English > Year 3 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1600
Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the e...

English > Year 4 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1606
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefini...

English > Year 5 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1611
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figu...

English > Year 6 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1617
Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verseElaborationsidentifying how language choice and imagery...

Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE100
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisionsElaborationsconsidering how personal and community choices influence our use of sustainable sources of energy ...


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