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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry
    Acrostic Poems
    Learn about and write acrostic poems, a poetry form that uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry
    Acrostic Poems
    This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link
    Studied students stupefy! Students learn about alliteration by listening to an alliterative read-aloud and apply the knowledge they gain to the creation of their own poem and illustration.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Alliteration All Around
    Students learn about alliteration, and then practice using alliteration in acrostic poems, tongue twisters, alphabet books, and number books.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1
    April is National Poetry Month!
    Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion
    In this lesson, athletics, aesthetics, and poetics intersect in new ways as developing literacy learners experiment together with the forms of language.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 17
    Black Poetry Day is celebrated.
    Books and webpages are gathered that focus on the work of African American poets and students explore the resources and find a poem to contribute to a poetry reading.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Classroom Community Through the Exploration of Acrostic Poetry
    What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 11
    Children's author Patricia Polacco was born in 1944.
    Students share family stories of their own by writing original poems and reviewing parts of speech using the Diamante Poems tool.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.

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