April 18, 2008

Oh, Snap!

Mary Lee (ninja!) had a great rant on acrostic poetry today.

"One of my pet peeves: people who write a word or name vertically, write the first word that comes to mind that starts with each letter of the vertical word, AND THEN CALL IT A POEM!! (Even pricklier pet peeve: teachers who TEACH that such a form is a poem!!)"


But then she goes on to actually teach a good way to do this with a focus on revision. What a great way to make the idea of revision stick and be truly meaningful to the students.

I'm stealing it!