How to Write a Traditional “Mother Goose” Nursery Rhyme
There may be some little lambs, itsy bitsy spiders, and pumpkin eaters in your language arts class! An online poetry lesson takes learners through the steps of writing a nursery rhyme with easy-to-follow steps and explanatory examples.
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Phonological Awareness: Sentence Segmentation, Nursery Rhymes
What makes a complete sentence? Words, of course! As your budding readers understand this relationship, guide them through this nursery rhyme activity. Scholars examine pictures of 10 familiar rhymes, mentally counting the words in the...
How to Write a Fractured Nursery Rhyme
Scholars take a popular song or nursery rhyme and make it their own as they write a fractured nursery rhyme. Writers seek out a nursery rhyme's rhyming words and change them to create an original poem.
Nursery Rhyme Posters
Ideal for coloring, class decoration, or a language arts center, these nursery rhyme posters are a great addition to your kindergarten class. Each poster provides the text of the nursery rhymes as well as a cute illustration.
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Nursery Rhymes and Fables Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology
A 206-page kindergarten anthology offers various nursery rhymes and fables. Each lesson covers a different reading and examines a concept that best relates to the rhyme or fable. Lessons begin with an introduction to the reading, go into...
A Nursery Rhyme
As your budding readers and writers begin to recognize simple words and rhyme, use these incomplete sentences as practice. There are three lines from a familiar nursery rhyme here, each missing the last rhyming word. The missing word is...
More Nursery Rhymes
Jack and Jill went up the... bell? As your budding readers and writers begin to recognize simple words and rhyme, use these incomplete sentences as practice. There are three lines from familiar nursery rhymes here, each missing the last...
After reading several types of informational and narrative text involving Nursery Rhymes, have your young readers create a dramatic reading of their selected tale to perform for the class.
Nursery Rhymes Poster Set
Where did Little Bo Peep's sheep go? How could Humpty Dumpty be put back together? After reading nursery rhymes from the provided, colorful posters, kids list the rhyming words and answer questions about the tale.
We're Flipping for Nursery Rhymes
Students read a variety of nursery rhymes with a focus on "Humpty Dumpty". While reading, they identify the words that rhyme along with the setting, plot and characters. To end the lesson, they complete a Venn Diagram comparing "Humpty...
Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes
As a class, scholars read the poems, Humpty Dumpty, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, and Jack and Jill, in order to identify words with the same ending sound. Using their rhyming skills, learners brainstorm additional words from word...
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Letter Recognition: Poetry Pen
It's always nice to have a great idea and all the tools to make it happen. The class can use these nursery rhyme and alphabet cards to teach each other letter recognition and letter sound correspondence. There is a full set of alphabet...
They That Wash
Scholars examine the "They That Wash" poster and listen to the rhymes. They match word cards to the words in the nursery rhyme, practice sounds, and create new words. Afterward, they add copies of the rhyme to their "My Very Own Nursery...
Letter and Rhyme a Day
There are so many fun activities for alphabet learners! Use nursery rhymes, letter hunts, and the name sort to have learners interact with the letter of the day. Your learners will never get bored with the variety of activities provided...
The nursery rhyme "Elsie Marley" is used to help childrent determine the meaning of the verses. They act out the rhyme, chant the rhyme as a class and complete a cloze activity. Afterward, they add the rhyme to their "My Very Own Nursery...
Rewording Nursery Rhymes
Third graders write a song. In this melody lesson, 3rd graders discuss their favorite nursery rhymes. Students sing two songs and compare their melodies. Students use the melody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to write a Thanksgiving...
Upper grade and middle school writers study the art of parody. For this language arts lesson, learners study the work of Lewis Carroll, read and discuss parodies from the book, Alice in Wonderland, and construct their own parody based on...
Where are the Mittens?
Help early readers identify rhyming words in nursery rhymes. They will read the nursery rhyme Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens in order to identify rhyming words. Then they chart the rhyming words they heard in the story.
Little Miss Muffet: Rhyming
Little ones will love learning this classic nursery rhyme. This resource includes a large, printed version of the rhyme, a page to color, a pre-colored image, and three sets of rhyming words found in the passage.
Rebus Writing Using Nursery Rhymes and a Book
Learners write nursery rhyme rebus songs. For this music lesson, students practice writing rebuses as a class. Learners then create their own rebus based upon "The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's".
Nursery Rhyme Modernization
Students retell a nursery rhyme updating it and create a video. In this Movie Maker nursery rhyme lesson, students use technology to update a nursery rhyme. Students incorporate special effects, actions, and captured video.
Literacy Centers Using Nursery Rhymes
And in this corner we have Little Jack Horner. Engage your learners with phonemic awareness activities that encourage them to play with language. Eight different categories of phonemic awareness activities are detailed in the resource...
Students recall details of nursery rhyme read by teacher, identify main characters, and demonstrate knowledge of poem by creating concept map about story that includes title, clip art, and changes in font and color.
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