I picked up an interesting book during our last library’s visit – Ana and Adam Build an Acrostic from Poetry Builders series. Victoria Peterson-Hilleque did a pretty good job both explaining what acrostic is and creating a story around it. The characters in the book are in the fourth grade, but my kindergartener was quite interested in the story and excited to write her own acrostic poems once she figured out that rhyming is not a requirement for them. So far her stories were one word entries, but I am writing some with her to help her understand that she can really fit a story into an acrostic form:
- Fish Old light from faraway stars
- Is Comes to
- Swimming Earth
- Happily And falls quietly into
- In Night waves
Have you tried to write poetry with your children?