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The books Froggy Goes to Hawaii and Ladybug Girl at the Beach richly describe the fresh experiences that await children, especially in summer. This activity challenges them to be observant about what they see and to flip through memories as they build a poem.
Writing poetry—even simple first attempts—invites writers to think about ideas and words that relates to their topic (brainstorm) and to be creative in their thinking. Writing acrostic poems, which build off each letter in a chosen word, strengthens vocabulary skills and is a great way to introduce children to poetry writing. This activity also reinforces how words sound and are spelled.