#WritingPromptWednesday: Pizza Poetry Acrostics


Last year Chloe wrote a staff favorite: an acrostic poem about pizza (and zebras). Acrostic poems are popular poetry forms taught in schools, because the structure is easy to grasp.

So...how do you write an acrostic poem?

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

 To challenge older students, try having them create an acrostic poem where the last letters in the line spell out a word or phrase.

 Makes my brain poP

Love to read them sO

Funny and awesomE

Poems are the besT

Makes my heart roaR

They make me happY

We are now accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Pizza Poetry Project. If you are not able to bring us to your classroom for a free workshop, consider having your students try to write an acrostic poem and submit it for consideration!