We made these Martin Luther King Jr portraits last year, but this year we wrote an acrostic poem to go with them. We are just finishing up work on writing poetry. As most of you probably already know it is hard to teach and actually get little ones to write poems. We did all of our poetry writing as a whole class. I thought about possible words before we started the lesson so that I could make sure and bring them out in the read aloud and during our discussion. In some cases I had to guide students to get to words we could use.