Middle School Poetry Month

As you know, it’s National Poetry Month, and are we excited! (That’s a rhetorical question, ya’ll!)

Today’s activities are all about poetry. Today we’re working on an acrostic poem. You have done these before, no doubt, but today we’re going to take it to the next level. Most of the acrostic poems you have done involve writing a word or name down the left side of the page and then thinking of an adjectives. Let’s expand on it.

  1. Open a Google Doc
  2. Rename it with your name and “poetry month.”
  3. Share it with me.

Write your name down the left side of the paper. I’m using my poet friend Amy as an example.




Here’s what she wrote:

After I go to sleep

My eyes close and I dream of

Your smile

See what she did there? She didn’t just think of adjectives, she created an entire poem. See what you can come up with. Use your first name. If you have extra time, use your full name, including your middle if you like.

When you finish, be absolutely certain that you have shared it with  me. And then you can move on to these games:

Wizards and Pigs

Giggle Poetry

Kenn Nesbitt’s page



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