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Shakespeare Limericks 2

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
These fun limericks all point to a Shakespeare play. You fill in the blank with the title of the play each limerick points to. A creative way to get your readers thinking!
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Writing Limericks

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars are lucky to stretch their poetry writing muscles with a worksheet that challenges them to compose two limericks—one about a boy and the other about a dog. 
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How to Write a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Add a little fun and fancy to English language arts with an activity that challenges scholars to write a limerick. Authors follow five rules in order to compose an original poem that contains a specific rhyme scheme. 
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Limerick

For Students 3rd - 7th
Young poets try their hand at one of the most popular fixed poetry forms, the limerick. The eighth in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.
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Limericks

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Introduce your class to the limerick with a focus on the form and its history. Resource is short on procedure, but contains useful suggestions about where to look for school-appropriate limericks for young readers. Examine the...
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Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The teaching of how to write limericks is the focus of this presentation. Learners see verses such as: "There was an old man from Blackneath, Who sat down on his set of false teeth. He said, in his pain, 'I've done it again, I've bitten...
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Shakespeare Limericks 3

For Students 9th - 12th
While this Fun Trivia online quiz has little educational merit, the idea of writing limericks to describe Shakespeare's plays is not only fun, but also has academic value. It's worth taking a look!
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Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's...
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore limericks. In this poetry writing lesson, students listen to and read a variety of poems written by Edward Lear. Students count syllables and identify meter by clapping as they read aloud. Students complete a limerick...
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was...

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students recognize poetic devices including rhyme, syllabification, and meter. They identify the characteristics of a nonsense poem and of a limerick. They write their own limericks.
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the...
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Historical Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research historical periods, and write limericks about a person, place, or artifact from that time period.
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Shakespeare Limericks: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Play around with limericks with this resource! This quiz asks participants to identify the name of the play that goes with each limerick. Although it might not be the best tool for your class, the idea is creative. You could create a...
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Using Limericks with Secondary Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, after reading/listening to a variety of limericks as well as practicing the rhythm and rhyming patterns of limericks, practice writing, producing and reciting a limerick in front of their peers.
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Limericks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study limericks and their themes. They listen to limericks and identify the rhyming pattern of the verse and recite them in small groups. They create limericks from lists of words to demonstrate rhyming patterns and parts of...
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Writing Limericks

For Students 6th - 10th
In this composing limericks worksheet, students explore how to write limericks as they read examples and then respond to 2 short answer questions intended to help them write their own.
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Lilting Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover the formula for writing limericks and use it to write their own poems.
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Printable Poem Starter: Write a Limerick for St. Patrick's Day

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This shamrock-shaped graphic organizer helps students set up a limerick based on a few sample lines. Students are prompted on which lines should rhyme, and how many syllables each line should have. Once they are finished, the shamrocks...
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Printable Poem Starter: Write a Limerick for St. Patrick's Day

For Students 2nd - 3rd
This shamrock-shaped graphic organizer helps students set up a limerick based on a few sample lines. Students are prompted on which lines should rhyme, and how many syllables each line should have. Once they are finished, the shamrocks...
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Limericks

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use the Internet to find examples of limericks. They discover the culture and history of Ireland. They create their own limericks and share them with the class. They offer strengths and weaknesses.
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Limericks Activity

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this limerick worksheet, students read about limericks, read an example, fill in blanks to complete a limerick and complete 4 short "lyrical limerick" activities.
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Nurture Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a poetry book.  In this poetry instructional activity, students write a cinquain poem, name poem, haiku, limerick, and preposition poem.  
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St. Patrick's Day Old School Limerick Writing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Bring in Poetry Month a little early with a little St. Patrick's Day rhythm and rhyme.

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