Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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AcrosticI 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:

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  • Fish                  Old light from faraway stars
  • Is                     Comes to
  • Swimming          Earth
  • Happily              And falls quietly into
  • In                     Night waves
  • Neat
  • Groups
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Have you tried to write poetry with your children?

6 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I need to find this book for Emma - she is very into poetry at the moment!

Ticia said...

Sadly no because it's not a form that I particularly like.

But that book sounds very intriguing.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It's been a while since we've tried acrostic. The book looks interesting.

Mom and Kiddo said...

I've never tried poetry with Kiddo, but acrostics are a nice easy way to start. Thanks for the idea.

Elise said...

This book sounds like it would be perfect for Savvy.

We have written poems where I write sentence starters. We have also used Y charts (feels like, sounds like and looks like) to inspire poetry.

The Educators Spin On It said...

No, but we were planning on it this week! =) I'm looking for the book too. I like the I AM poem formats too.