Writing Limericks

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Scholars are lucky to stretch their poetry writing muscles with a instructional activity that challenges them to compose two limericks—one about a boy and the other about a dog. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Locate The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear to read aloud, or for pupils to browse other poems when time permits
  • Create a poetry corner for writers to share their poems with their peers, encourage class members to use proper audience behavior 
  • Publish and display limericks on large, paper shamrocks to add a festive flair to your St. Patrick's Day celebration 
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with rhyming words 
  • Requires a class-set of copies 
  • Provides space to write directly on the page
  • Offers a detailed description and an example limerick for learners to reference 
  • None
Common Core