How to Write a Fractured Nursery Rhyme

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Scholars take a popular song or nursery rhyme and make it their own as they write a fractured nursery rhyme. Writers seek out a nursery rhyme's rhyming words and change them to create an original poem.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Gather a collection of nursery rhymes for learners to browse and choose from when beginning to write their poem 
  • Write an example poem as a class
  • Have authors share their fractured poem; plan a poetry reading, set up a staging area, and discuss positive audience participation  
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should know how to locate and make rhyming words 
  • The lesson plan was written so that class members can follow it independently 
Pros

  • A link takes you to another lesson that features nursery rhymes 
  • The plan encourages learners to have fun 
  • A small list of nursery rhymes is provided 
Cons

  • A faint font is used for example poems