Limericks. Kyndal Walker Kayeleigh B. Lowe ECED 4300 ~ A Fall 2008 Dr. Root 3 rd grade. Prewriting Stage Kayeleigh B. Lowe. GPS: ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature.
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Kayeleigh B. Lowe
ECED 4300 ~ A
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.
The students will create a graphic organizer for the prewriting stage of limerick poetry.
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.
Step 1: Choose a topic. __________
Step 2. Choose a form of writing: Limerick
Step 3: Choose your audience.
Step 4: Purpose for writing: ___________
Guenther, Leanne. St. Patrick’s Day Limerick. Retrieved from http://www.dltk-kids.com/t_template.ask?t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/images/... October 20, 2008.
St. Patrick’s 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.
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
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.
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 4:The draft is to focus more on content rather than grammar, sentence structure, or spelling
2. Make a list of words that rhyme with the last word in the first line. (ex. him, Tim, limb,gem)
3. Write the second line using one of the rhyming words.
(notice that the last words in the first two lines rhyme)
4. Now think of an interesting story. What could happen to a girl who has a crush on a boy?
5. Now you need to go back to the list of “A” rhyming words to find one that can end the poem. Here’s an example:
“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.”