Spotlight on Success



We have all learned sayings such as “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” to help us remember the order of operations in math class, or “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nothing” to remember the order of the planets from the sun. By creating a saying or an ACROSTIC poem, can help students not only remember, but learn a concept deeper.


Using various forms of technology to present information on a specific content area as well as a variety of media to record and present the final product is needed.

* Access the Smore flyer that is embedded into my blog found at

The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage Pt1 (YouTube video clip)
The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage Pt2 (YouTube video clip)
Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls (YouTube video clip)
Berlin (website)
Berlin Wall (image 1)
Berlin Wall (image 2)
Berlin Wall (image 3)

*Open Google docs and create a word document with the concept BERLIN WALL set up as an ACROSTIC down the left hand side of the document.

*Reference the concept of an ACROSTIC by viewing the following link

To create an acrostic, follow these five easy steps:

  1. Decide what to write about.
  2. Write your word down vertically.
  3. Brainstorm words or phrases that describe your idea.
  4. Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters.
  5. Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.

*After navigating through the Smore flyer and watching the embedded videos, complete the ACROSTIC for the BERLIN WALL in Google docs and share with your teacher.

*Use the ACROSTIC to support classroom discussion about the BERLIN WALL as well as use it as a study guide for the final test.


*Choose a subject related to your content area.
*Design a multi-media interactive exploration of the concept and make available for students to access.
*Review how to create a meaningful ACROSTIC.
*Create ACROSTIC using Google docs and incorporate images.
*Use ACROSTICS to support classroom discussion and to serve as a study guide.
Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls
The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage Pt1
The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage Pt2