Monday, May 7, 2012

Every Month Should Be Poetry Month

Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson were wonderful poets. So are the kids in Ms. Leverett King's class. These first graders tackled acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in one special word to start each line of the poem. All of the lines of that poem should make sense together. That's not always so easy.

It's worth trying hard, though. Especially when that special word is your very own name. Here are some of their creations! If you can't read them easily, you can click on the picture to make it bigger.

So, as David asks, "Do you do your work?" How about trying an acrostic poem? We bet your own name could produce something beautiful.