April brings us many things: April showers bring May flowers, April brings us Easter egg hunts, April brings us State Testings (Yuck), April brings us allergies, but did you know that April also brings us National Poetry Month?
I love poems. I think I really feel in love with them when I was about 7 years old and I received my first copy of Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. I must have read this book a million times during my childhood and adulthood.
When introducing poetry to my 3rd graders I always start by reading a Shel Silverstein poem aloud and having the students just listen to it. Most of my students have never heard of Shel Silverstein and find his poems very funny and interesting, after being introduced to him.
To help you get started with introducing acrostics to your students I am giving you 11 acrostic poem starters to use all school year long! They will be free from April 10 - April 12.
Head over to my TPT store to get your copy while they are free! But don't stop there, be sure to come back here and hop on over to the next stop, Read With Me ABC, to pick up another great poetry freebie!