Lesson Plan Title : Acrostic Poster

Age Range: Grade 9 through Grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : Every picture tells a story! Students will enjoy expressing their creativity as they find ways to present their vocabulary words through pictures and artistry.

Objective: The student will be able to create a poster showing the meaning of a vocabulary word.


Poster board for each pair of students

Markers/paints/colored pencils/crayons

Multi-colored paper




Divide the class into pairs. Assign each group a vocabulary word. Have them make a poster depicting the meaning of their word. Encourage them to cover the entire board with background pictures or colors that relate to the word. The entire sheet should be a visual representation of the word. Have each group present their poster to the class and then hang them up around the room.


Offer students the option to create their posters on the computer. They can use Paint or Photoshop. Encourage them to be creative and to try to show the whole meaning of the word.