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Acrostic poems

  1. 1. Gifted Kids NetworkDigital Poetry<br />Acrostic Poems<br />
  2. 2. Acrostic <br />a poem in which special letters spell another word.<br />POEMS<br />Panthers growl,<br />Orioles sing, <br />Eagles soar, <br />Monkeys swing. <br />See? <br />Most often,the special letters come at the beginning of each line. <br />Alphabet poems are also a special type of acrostic,called abecdearian acrostics. <br />
  3. 3. Hockey<br />Hockey is my favorite sport<br />On the ice or street<br />Cool and fun<br />Keep on playing<br />Exercise and stronger<br />You should try  <br />
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  6. 6. Your Turn<br />Now that you have seen examples of acrostic poems, it is time to create one on your own. Think of a favorite person, animal, or book character that you could write an acrostic poem about. You should choose a word at least six letters long. After you have chosen a word, follow the directions on the Acrostic Poem Creator Web site below. Be sure to PRINT YOUR POEM when you are done. Acrostic Poem CreatorYour final task is to create an illustration to match your poem. You can do this on the back of your poem or on another sheet of blank 8 1/2" x 11" paper. For full credit, you should completely color your illustration. Scan and email your poem to Michelle@giftedkidsnetwork.com or fax it to 303-499-3084. Be sure you have put your FIRST name on your work. <br />

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