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Title: Limericks


1
Limericks
  • Kyndal Walker
  • Kayeleigh B. Lowe
  • ECED 4300 A
  • Fall 2008
  • Dr. Root
  • 3rd grade

2
Prewriting StageKayeleigh B. Lowe
  • GPS
  • ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety
    genres, including narrative, informational,
    persuasive, and response to literature.
  • Critical Component The student produces a
    response to literature that f. May include
    prewriting.
  • PLO
  • The students will create a graphic organizer for
    the prewriting stage of limerick poetry.

3
What is a Limerick?Instructional Strategy
  • A five-line poem written with one couplet and one
    triplet.
  • The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2
    and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3
    and 4 having two beats and rhyming.
  • Limericks are meant to be funny.
  • The last line of a good limerick contains the
    punch line.

4
Form of Writing
Limericks are silly poems that have five lines
with the rhyme scheme of a, a, b, b, a. All of
the lines that have a will all have the same
number of syllables. All of the lines that have
b will all have the same number of syllables.

5
Prewriting Instruction
  • Prewriting is the getting ready to write stage.
  • Step 1 Choose a topic. __________
  • Step 2. Choose a form of writing Limerick
  • Step 3 Choose your audience.
  • Step 4 Purpose for writing ___________
  • Complete a graphic organizer. A graphic organizer
    is a device that is used for gathering thoughts
    and organizing ideas.

6
Example
Guenther, Leanne. St. Patricks Day Limerick.
Retrieved from http//www.dltk-kids.com/t_template
.ask?thttp//www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/images
/... October 20, 2008.
  • St. Patricks Day Limerick
  • There once was a shamrock named Shawn,
  • Whose leaves first unfurled in the dawn,
  • He was easily seen,
  • With his bright leaves of green,
  • Right up til the day he was gone.

7
Websites to practice with
  • http//www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/l
    imerick/limerick_acttxt.html
  • http//ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm
  • http//www.poetry-online.org/limericks.htm

8
Graphic Organizer
9
Published Example
  • There was an old man from Peru, (A) who dreamed
    he was eating his shoe. (A) He awoke in the
    night (B)
  • with a terrible fright, (B)and found out that
    it was quite true. (A)
  • Giggle Poetry How to write a Limerick Retrieved
    November 6, 2008 from http//www.gigglepoetry.com/
    poetryclass/limerickcontesthelp.html

10
DraftingKyndal Walker
  • GPS for Drafting Stage
  • ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety
    genres, including narrative, informational,
    persuasive, and response to literature. h. May
    include a revised and edited draft.
  • PLO Students will construct a draft of a
    limerick poem using the graphic organizer from
    the prewriting stage.

11
What is a Limerick?Instructional Strategy
  • A five-line poem written with one couplet and one
    triplet.
  • The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2
    and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3
    and 4 having two beats and rhyming.
  • Limericks are meant to be funny.
  • The last line of a good limerick contains the
    punch line.

12
Drafting InstructionPutting ideas on paper
  • Step 1 Form ideas from the graphic organizer
    into complete sentences.
  • Step 2 Label draft as rough draft.
  • Step 3 Skip every other line to make room for
    revisions. (you will put an x on every other
    line to help you remember)
  • Step 4The draft is to focus more on content
    rather than grammar, sentence structure, or
    spelling

13
Practice Activity
  • The teacher will model how to write a limerick
    using 5 easy steps.

14
Practice Activity5 steps to writing a Limerick
  • Pick a boy or girls name that has one syllable.
    (ex. Jack, Ben, Ann, Kim)
  • There once was a young girl named Kim.
  • 2. Make a list of words that rhyme with the last
    word in the first line. (ex. him, Tim, limb,gem)

15
Practice Activity Continued
  • 3. Write the second line using one of the rhyming
    words.
  • Who had a crush on a boy named Tim.
  • (notice that the last words in the first two
    lines rhyme)

16
Practice Activity Continued
  • 4. Now think of an interesting story. What could
    happen to a girl who has a crush on a boy?
  • Here is what might happen in the third and fourth
    lines
  • They would play everyday
  • And one day he would say,
  • (Notice that everyday and say the last words
    in the third and fourth lines, both rhyme.)

17
Practice Activity Continued
  • 5. Now you need to go back to the list of A
    rhyming words to find one that can end the poem.
    Heres an example
  • She was the one for him.

18
Practice Activity Continued
  • Here is the poem we just wrote
  • There once was a young girl named Kim,
  • Who had a crush on a boy named Tim,
  • They would play everyday,
  • And one day he would say,
  • She was the one for him.

19
Assessment for Drafting
  • Students will write their own limerick using the
    steps that were previously modeled and practiced
    with them.

20
References
  • http//www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/l
    imerick/limerick_acttxt.html
  • http//ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm
  • http//www.poetry-online.org/limericks.htm
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