In class we recently read The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder as part of our unit on mysteries. Students took a close look at the use of figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification) used by the author, as well as possible themes explored in the book. As a creative reflection to wrap up the book, students will be writing an acrostic poem reflecting on their opinion and understanding of the book. This poem will be published on their individual blogs, and linked to this post in the comments.
Below is my acrostic reflection.
The character I most enjoyed was April because the relationship between
Her, her mother and grandmother (not to mention Melanie, Marshall, and
Elizabeth) seems like something
Everyone could relate to. Despite the fact that she calls her
Grandmother “Caroline” and thinks
You can solve any
Problem by being
Tough, April ultimately learns that taking
Great risks – by finally
Allowing herself to get close to people –
Means that she finally
Experiences great rewards – love and friendship.
Written without following the Acrostic Poem format, it looks like a traditional answer to an essay question. Who know that poetry could help me answer essay questions?! 🙂
The character I most enjoyed was April because the relationship between her, her mother and grandmother (not to mention Melanie, Marshall, and Elizabeth) seems like something everyone could relate to. Despite the fact that she calls her grandmother “Caroline” and thinks you can solve any problem by being tough, April ultimately learns that taking great risks – by finally allowing herself to get close to people – means that she finally experiences great rewards – love and friendship.