Acrostic Poetry

  • Formed by writing a word vertically down the page
  • One letter per line
  • All capital letters
  • Each line of poetry must begin with the letter on that line and must pertain to the word
  • May use one word or a phrase
  • Does not have to rhyme
  • Use adjectives and phrases that describe the word

G iving pleasure to those who play
A nyone can win
M ore than one player
E veryone gets a turn
S portsmanship is the key

Student Examples:

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LuAnn Slough and students, Manassas City Public Schools