The acrostic form of poetry is very appealing to children because of its puzzle-like nature. A word, phrase, or even sentence appears vertically in a left-hand column and the lines of the poem begin with each letter of that word, phrase or sentence. Here are a few collections of poetry that include acrostic poems.
The list begins:
Harley, Avis. 2009. African Acrostics; A Word in Edgeways. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 1988. Side by Side: Poems to Read Together. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Hummon, David. 1999. Animal Acrostics. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.
Janeczko, Paul B, comp. 1994. Poetry from A to Z: A Guide for Young Writers. New York: Bradbury.
Lewis, J. Patrick. 2005. Please Bury Me In The Library. Orlando, FL: Gulliver Books/Harcourt.
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