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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was...
Students explore the limericks and nonsense poems of Edward Lear. They identify the form and characteristics of the limerick poem, clap out the meter of various limericks, and create an original limerick poem.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was?
Students explore limericks. In this poetry writing lesson, students listen to and read a variety of poems written by Edward Lear. Students count syllables and identify meter by clapping as they read aloud. Students complete a limerick with guided practice and then write a limerick independently.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 23 Views 53 Downloads
Introduce your class to the limerick with a focus on the form and its history. Resource is short on procedure, but contains useful suggestions about where to look for school-appropriate limericks for young readers. Examine the a-a-b-b-a rhyme scheme used in limericks.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 50 Downloads
Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense
Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the Pussycat" and, in groups, apply those skills to "The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs.
4th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 108 Downloads
Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's easy to guide young learners to navigate internet resources.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 37 Downloads
The teaching of how to write limericks is the focus of this presentation. Learners see verses such as: "There was an old man from Blackneath, Who sat down on his set of false teeth. He said, in his pain, 'I've done it again, I've bitten myself underneath.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Fourth graders discover that a limerick is a form of humorous verse consisting of five lines. They use the Internet to get information about Ireland and the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. They locate major cities in Ireland including Limerick.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
Shakespeare Limericks: Fun Trivia Quiz
Play around with limericks with this resource! This quiz asks participants to identify the name of the play that goes with each limerick. Although it might not be the best tool for your class, the idea is creative. You could create a Shakespeare limericks assignment and use these for samples!
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Third graders write a poem. In this limericks lesson, 3rd graders review their knowledge of limericks and rhyming words. Students read examples of limericks and discuss their specific forms. Students work with a partner to create their own limericks.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Young scholars in three classes in different locations become Poetry Prodigies as they use iChat AV and an iSight camera to teach and explore from each other about different poetic styles. They explore six types of poetry are taught: limerick, haiku, acrostic, couplet, cinquain, and concrete.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads