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  • 1. Acrostic Poems

2. What is an Acrostic Poem? 3.

  • A poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.


  • As a form of constrained writing, an acrostic can be used as a mnemonic device to aid memory retrieval.


  • An acrostic poem is a cryptographic form in which the initial letter of each line spells out a word, often the subject of the poem or the name of the person to whom the poem is dedicated.
  • For our activity, we will focus on a Subject

6. History Of Acrostic Poems

  • the first known acrostics date back to ancient times: the name acrostic was first used to describe ancient prophecies
  • they were written on leaves arranged so that the first letter on each leaf formed a word.

7. Characteristics

  • involves brainstorming of ideas which is key to the creative writing process
  • creates connections with oneself to the writing process
  • employs theuse of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.


  • evokes knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques and figurative language.
  • can employ the use of a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.


  • An acrostic poem uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line.
  • All lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word.
  • S hines brightly
  • U p in the sky
  • N ice and warm on my skin


  • Can be used to incorporate other subjects, including research, science/social studies and novel study, including identifying characters of a story and their character traits (within an acrostic poem).
  • Subjects
  • Classrooms
  • Homework
  • Opportunity
  • Organization
  • Learning

11. What are the two ways to do an Acrostic Poem? 12.

  • Write a sentence that begins with each letter of the subject.


  • Working independently, develop an Acrostic Poem using our BIG IDEA as a guide :
  • How can learning about other people around the world help us become more empathetic and grateful as Canadians?
  • Use the dictionary/thesaurus if you need help.
  • Be creative! Use colour and/or images to make it more artistic.

14. Let s Review!

  • What are the two different types of Acrostic Poems?
  • Give one example of a characteristic of an Acrostic Poem