Second Grade Class
Dahlgren School
Dahlgren, Virginia


Second graders in this class read many books about the changes they were noticing outside, as the weather became cooler and autumn leaves began to cover the ground. One favorite book was Autumn- An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur. The Students used KidPix Deluxe 3 to write and illustrate their own acrostic poems using the same format as the poetry in the book.

NETS Standard NT.K-12.4: Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

DoDEA standard E 2b.4: Producing and Responding to Literature- By the end of the year, second grade students are expected to:

  •  write poetry using techniques they observe through a study of the genre; write stories, poems, songs and dramas- conforming to appropriate expectations for each form.

DoDEA standard E 2a: Writing Habits and Processes- By the end of the year, second grade students are expected to:

  • routinely reread, revise, edit, and proofread their work; polish at least 10 pieces per year.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004