This month’s recipe is about how to write Acrostic Poems. Do you know what an acrostic poem is? Well, the word acrostic is formed from the Greek word acros (outermost) and stichos (line of poetry). The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward.
So, follow this recipe and we look forward to reading all your creative entries!!
Name of your mum or the word Mother
1. Choose whether you would like to use your mum’s name or Mother’s Day.
2. Write the subject of your poem vertically (up and down) on a piece of paper.
M ulti-tasking Genius
O fficial head of the household
T eacher of Life,
H older of embarrassing secrets
E ncouragement Queen
R ole model forever
3. Then, brainstorm a list of words/ideas to include in the poem. Think of any words that you might use to describe your mum. Don’t try to only think of words that begin with the letters in your subject word, list anything you think of. You can make the words/ideas fit later.
4.Next, look through the list of words/ideas. Begin to decide how they might fit into the poem.
5.Work through all the letters of your subject word until you have created a line for each letter. Sometimes this can be tough. The first idea isn’t always the best. You may need to think of some new words that describe your subject word to complete your poem.
Put all the ingredients together and mix well. And remember not to forget to check grammar, spelling and punctuation!
So everyone, now you know what to do, get out your thinking caps and send us your Acrostic Poems!! You might have your Poem published worldwide! Fancy making new friends as well as improving your English skills – then why not register for our new Primary English Courses. We have classes in Rose Hill and Northfields International School or look at our website www. britishcouncil.mu for more details.