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Acrostic Poems

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Acrostic poems

An acrostic poem is a very fun poem for kids.  Each acrostic poem has a topic idea running down the left side of the poem. Each letter in the topic word has a new thought that runs off the side from left to right and is relevant to the topic word.  The topic word is typically the title as well.

For example...

If you were writing an acrostic poem with the topic word "pumpkin" the title would be pumpkin and each line of the poem would start with one of the letters in the word pumpkin.

by Kaitlyn Guenther

      P iles of candy
  U nder the bed
  M ake for a delicious snack
  P eople
  K now
  I t’s been Halloween because
  N o one is without candy


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