Do your students suffer from metrophobia? Assuage their fears by asking them to craft an acrostic, a form poem that begins with a single word. The first in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.
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- Have young poets collect all 10 of their poems from the unit into a poetry notebook
- Have kids add an illustration to their poem and post their work around the classroom
- Complete directions for how to compose an acrostic, an example, and an acrostic planner are included in the resource
- Although the exercises can be used in any order, beginning with the acrostic provides reluctant writers with the sense that they can complete the assignment and craft a poem