Reflection: Relevance Long Vowels & Limericks-Looking at Poetry - Section 2: Materials


When I decided to teach limerick poetry, I discovered it is actually a lot harder than the other kinds of poems. Most of the examples are written in language that is dated with more difficult vocabulary. I really felt my kids could handle the ideas since we had done haikus and cinquains (both with syllable counts), but struggled to find good resources.

I was really glad to find the book (in the resource section) because it was more appropriate for my 2nd graders. I also discovered a nice YouTube video called How to write a Limerick. I had intended to spend another lesson with limericks and use this video as a starting point for groups to create limericks. Since it was the end of the school year, too many activities crowded in and we ran out of time, but I would consider giving the kids more opportunities to write poetry, since they were so interested.

  Nice resource if your class likes limericks
  Relevance: Nice resource if your class likes limericks
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Long Vowels & Limericks-Looking at Poetry

Unit 14: Poetry-Rhythm, Rhyme, Repeated Words-Let's Look at Different Kinds of Poetry
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT distinguish long vowels in regular spelled one-syllable words and common vowel teams.

Big Idea: Look at Limericks for Long Vowels!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, Poetry, rhyme, figurative language (Poetry), 2nd Grade, limericks, long vowels, vowel teams, rhythm
  55 minutes
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