Thursday, December 17, 2009

African Acrostics

African Acrostics is a book of poems by Avis Harley and beautiful animal photographs by Deborah Noyes.

Looking through this book, I feel there are a variety of different uses for this book. Some students will enjoy looking at the beautiful photographs of these African animals. Some will enjoy reading the acrostics about the animals, enjoying the interesting word choice. At the book's end there are a few pages giving more information about each animal and also information about acrostics and how to write them.

Every year students at my school try their hand at writing their own acrostics and this book gives some great examples of wonderful poetry as well as the information on writing this poetry. I predict this book will be a huge hit in my library.

1 comment:

Peaceful Reader said...

I have this too, but haven't read it yet!