A poster providing a definition and example of an acrostic poem.
Print this educational poster in A3 size or larger. Then display it in your classroom as a visual reminder of what an acrostic poem is and how to write one.
Acrostics are a fun poetic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name or phrase when read vertically.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letterâ€“sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
Recognises that there are different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts
Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple textsElaborationsidentifying patterns of vocabulary items in texts (for example class/subclass patterns, part/whole patterns, compare/contrast patterns, cause-and-effect patterns, word associat...
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhymeElaborationsexploring performance poetry, chants and songs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and As...
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songsElaborationsexploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class members may bring from home (Skills: Literacy, Numera...
Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogueElaborationscreating visual and multimodal texts based on Aboriginal and Torres ...
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefining spoonerisms, neologisms and puns and exploring ...
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