April is poetry month! So over the next few weeks, my Mentor Text Monday posts will all be Mentor texts for teaching poetry!
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There is so much freedom in writing short bursts of texts, that don’t always have to follow the “rules”, or have strict rules so you have to be really creative to say what you want to say!
I just love it!
I want to share with you a Mentor Text for teaching Acrostic Poems!
It’s Silver Seeds by Paul Poalilli and Dan Brewer!
The poems and paintings in this book are beautiful!
I read them this entire book, then model a few acrostic poems of my own.
A wise teacher once told me, that when you model writing for your students you should always write about things that the kiddos themselves would NOT write about. That way they don’t copy you.
So, much to my kiddos amusement, I usually write a LOT of poems about laundry.
It has become a running joke in my classroom.
By this point most of my kiddos are ready to tackle writing their own!
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Here is a freebie Acrostic Poem Frame to get your kiddos started!
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