Friday, April 26, 2013

Poetry and ABC Books

Like poetry? Here are some books that use the alphabet to help arrange the poems in their book.

There’s a Zoo in Room 22 by Judy Sierra

Miss Darling’s class asks if they can have a classroom pet. Her response is, “Yes! Or better yet, Let’s choose a whole pet alphabet.” The following pages are filled with poems about their classroom pets. Just like she suggested, there is a pet (and poem) for each letter of the alphabet.

Autumn, An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Summer, An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Spring, An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Each book contains 26 acrostic poems. Each poem describes something that is related to the season. The poems are arranged so that the first letter in each poem is in alphabetical order. Here is an example of some of the acrostic poems. Can you guess which book the poems are from? There is one poem from Autumn, Summer, and Spring.

Green leaves overhead, a
Rug of green underfoot,
And the air between
Sweet with the green
Smell of spring.

Little remains on
Each maple, oak, and
Aspen tree; even the grape
Vines have shriveled,
Ending another green

Of tiny
Stinging insects
Quick to strike
Unsuspecting victims
In the
Of mid-

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