An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase vertically that acts as the theme or message of the poem. Sometimes a word or phrase can also be found down the middle or end of the poem, but the most common is at the beginning. Acrostic poems do not follow a specific rhyme scheme, so they are easier to write.
Our young buddies of Grade 3 read the chapter “William Tell” which was based on the ideas and values of bravery, honesty, courage and confidence. Exploring the chapter, they were first explained what an acrostic poem is and then they were told to make an acrostic poem from any one of the given words (bravery, courage, honesty) and illustrate it with pictures accordingly. They came up with some beautiful acrostic poems out of those words and were more than happy to share it with all their peers and teachers.