Destiny Collins and Kaitlin Savitz Dr. Tonja Root ECED 4300 C Limericks 4th Grade
Prewriting GPS: ELA4W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student a. Selects a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
Prewriting PLO: • Students will plan their limerick poetry by completing a graphic organizer.
Drafting GPS: ELA4W4The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student a. Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Drafting PLO: • Students will draft their limerick poem using their graphic organizer.
Form of Writing:Limericks • Funny poem • 5 lines • AABBA pattern • da DUM da da DUM da da DUM rhythm pattern (lines 1, 2, and 5) • da DUM da da DUM (lines 3 and 4)
The basic form is: dadaDUM / dadaDUM / dadaBING dadaDUM / dadaDUM / dadaDING dadaDUM / dadaBAM dadaDUM / dadaWHAM dadaDUM / dadaDUM / dada PING
Stage of Writing • Prewriting: • Focus on graphic organizer • Prewriting and Drafting: • Focus on: • 5 lines • Using AABBA pattern
Graphic Organizer There once was a _________________ Who/That________________________ He or She/It ______________________ Then____________________________ Now ____________________________ Modified from Limerick Drafting Graphic Organizer. (n.d). Retrieved October 22, 2010 from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:klPp0EbXqJ4J:mysite.verizon .net/vzep5r12/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/limerickdraftinggraphicorganizer.doc+Limerick+graphic+organizer&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Published Example: A Clumsy Young Fellow Named Tim 1. There once was a fellow named Tim (A) 2. whose dad never taught him to swim. (A) 3. He fell off a dock (B) 4. and sunk like a rock. (B) 5. And that was the end of him. (A) • Lansky, Bruce. (n.d.). How to write a limerick. Giggle Poetry. Retrieved on October 22, 2010 from http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/limerickcontesthelp.html
Practice Activity: There was an old man from Peru, who dreamed he was eating his ________. He awoke in the night with a terrible _________, and found out that it was quite _________. Lansky, Bruce. (n.d.). How to write a limerick. Giggle Poetry. Retrieved on October 22, 2010 from http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/limerickcontesthelp.html
Assessment Activity: • Use you graphic organizer to: • Plan your limerick • Draft your limerick
GPS and PLO • ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student • b. Revises selected drafts to improve coherence and progression by adding, deleting, consolidating, and rearranging text. • c. Edits to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, etc. PLO: Students will revise and edit their limerick drafts.
Poetry: Limericks • Rhythm • AABBA • 3 dums, 3 dums, 2 dums, 2 dums, 3 dums • Rhyme • Last words of 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines rhyme • Last words of 3rd and 4th lines rhyme
Stages of Writing • Revising • Add, substitute, delete, and rearrange words or sentences in the limerick. • Editing • Focus on mechanics • Capitalization, punctuation, misspellings, and grammatical errors
Published Example There once was a young girl named Jill. Who was scared by the sight of a drill. She brushed every day So her dentist would say, “Your teeth are so perfect; no bill.” Lansky, Bruce. (n.d.). How to write a limerick. Giggle Poetry. Retrieved on October 22, 2010 from http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/limerickcontesthelp.html
Practice A mouse in her room woke miss Dowd She was frightened it must be okay Soon a happie thought hit her To scare off the critter, She sit up in bed and meowed. Limericks. (2010). Brownielocks and the 3 Bears. Retrieved on October 22, 2010 from http://www.brownielocks.com/Limericks.html
Assessment Activity • Revise and Edit your limerick draft • AABBA • Accurate rhythm • Polish words and sentences • Correct your mechanical and grammatical errors