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Acrostic Poetry

I did quite a bit with acrostic poetry this year since a huge pet peeve of mine is watching kids write meaningless acrostic poems in their writer’s notebooks just for the sake of writing a poem. Many kids don’t know what a true acrostic poem looks like, which is why I feel we need to show them acrostic poems that flow, like Paollili’s Book Silver Seeds.

Anyway, one of my students wrote this poem about me a couple of months ago. I think it’s quite good since many of the lines flow from line to line. Here it is:

Mother-like to 30 kids and a
Sincere teacher

Hungry to read for the
Ultimate picture book
But teaches us more and more
It’s really amazing
That she’s a whole package
Zzzz… back to sleep

Somehow I think the last line is a reference to my coffee addiction, though I’m not sure.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

2 thoughts on “Acrostic Poetry Leave a comment

  1. Stacey, Love this Acrostic Poetry idea. Thanks for the links. I hope to try this type of poetry soon. One of the things I love about being involved in your Slice of Life Challenge is that I can learn more about writing. Thank you.


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