How to Write a Traditional “Mother Goose” Nursery Rhyme

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There may be some little lambs, itsy bitsy spiders, and pumpkin eaters in your language arts class! An online poetry lesson takes learners through the steps of writing a nursery rhyme with easy-to-follow steps and explanatory examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in examples of nursery rhymes for groups or individuals to use as inspiration for their own poems
  • Write a class rhyme together as a modeling activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet 
  • Learners should have experience with the basics of poetic structure
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides different categories of nursery rhymes for learners' reference
  • Uses familiar nursery rhymes as prior knowledge for the lesson
Cons
  • None