04 acrostic poems earth day

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04 acrostic poems earth day

  1. 1.  What is an acrostic?An acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase. The word orphrase can be a name, a thing, or whatever you like. When children write acrostics, they will often usetheir own first name, or sometimes the first name of a friend.Usually, the first letter of each line is capitalized. This makes it easier to see the word spelled outvertically down the page.Acrostics are easy to write because they don’t need to rhyme, and you don’t need to worry about therhythm of the lines. Each line can be as long or as short as you want it to be. Five steps to create an acrostic1. 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. Example 1: ICE CREAM Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Things to remember1. Acrostics can be about anything!2. Names are a common topic.Try writing one using your best friend’s name and giving it to him or her as a gift.3. You can use single words, phrases, or even full sentences in your acrostic poem. Examples for Earth DaySource:http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-an-acrostic-poem/Class:____No:______Teacher Fortuna Example 2
  2. 2. From:http://earthday2013funphotos.com/earth-day-poems-unique-earth-acrostic-poems-written-inside-2013-3/

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