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Acrostic Poetry Resources – The GiggleIT Project

Acrostic poems are among the easiest for young writers since they require only simple phrases and no rhyming.

The first letter of each line spells out a theme word or phrase vertically in an acrostic poem.

The Poetry Pet Parade” Spotlight Project in “Animal Antics” theme is a great place for students to practice acrostic poetry. Younger students may write acrostic poems instead haiku for “Through My Window: The Colors of My World” theme.

Acrostic poem writing

  • Acrostic example, by Patricia Carmichael

  • Australia the beautiful
  • Under the golden sun
  • Stars of crystal
  • Trees of green
  • Roaring surf
  • A land of promise
  • Lying safe
  • In our arms
  • And ancient dreams.
  • Author: Patricia Carmichael, Teacher Librarian, Concordia Lutheran College, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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