Teaching Tip Tuesday: The Last Word

October’s Strategy of the Month is Summarizing & Note-taking, and we only have about five more days to try and earn your “Get Caught Red-Handed” certificate for the month.  So… I am sharing one more summarizing activity idea for you to try in your classroom.

This week’s activity idea is called “The Last Word” or “Acrostic Summary.”

It is very simple.  After reading or learning about a topic, students will summarize their understanding by turning the topic into an acronym. Students must create a phrase or sentence that starts with each letter of the topic.

Click below for a downloadable & editable template in a Word document:

The Last Word

Here is an example:


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