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Frye, Elizabeth M.; Trathen, Woodrow; Schlagal, Bob – Reading Teacher, 2010
Acrostic poems make use of a keyword written vertically, where each line of the poem begins with a letter of the keyword. The structure of this formula poem combined with teacher modeling provides a scaffold for students, showing them how to think flexibly and develop ideas and choose interesting words. Moreover, encoding information in poetic…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Poetry, Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)