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How to Write a Traditional “Mother Goose” Nursery Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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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How to Write a Fractured Nursery Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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.  
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Nursery Rhyme Posters

For Teachers Pre-K - K
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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A Nursery Rhyme

For Students K - 1st Standards
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...
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More Nursery Rhymes

For Students K - 1st Standards
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...
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Letter and Rhyme a Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
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...
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Sentence Segmentation: Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers K - 1st
What makes a complete sentence? Words, of course! As your budding readers begin to understand this relationship, guide them through this nursery rhyme activity. Scholars examine pictures of ten familiar rhymes (included), mentally...
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Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
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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Rewording Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers 3rd
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 song
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Letter Recognition: Poetry Pen

For Teachers K - 1st
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...
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Nursery Rhymes Past and Present

For Teachers 1st
First graders view nursery rhyme illustrations from the past and present. In this distinguishing between past and present lesson, 1st graders view illustrations of nursery rhymes. Students begin to understand that changes happen over...
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Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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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Retelling Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore language arts by reciting a famous nursery rhyme to their classroom. In this oral storytelling lesson plan, 4th graders read the story "The Three Little Pigs" and identify the characters, setting and story....
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Murray Lamb: Karate School

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Murray sings a new version of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” gets clues in Spanish to figure out the location of the secret destination, and goes to karate school. This could be part of an introduction to a discussion of...
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They That Wash

For Teachers K - 1st
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...
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The Queen of Hearts

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters examine a "The Queen of Hearts" poster and vocabulary. They identify the elements of the poster, listen to the rhyme, and play the listening game. Afterward, they add the rhyme card to their "My Very Own Nursery Rhyme...
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Where are the Mittens?

For Teachers K - 1st
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. 
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Little Miss Muffet: Rhyming

For Teachers Pre-K - K
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. 
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Nursery Rhyme Modernization

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students retell a nursery rhyme updating it and create a video.  In this Movie Maker nursery rhyme lesson plan, students  use technology to update a nursery rhyme.  Students incorporate special effects, actions, and captured video.
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Rhyme Time

For Teachers K
A reading readiness PowerPoint engages students in practicing their rhyming skills. The PowerPoint begins with a review of what a rhyming word is, followed by in context examples (Nursery Rhymes), and concludes with an interactive...
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Reading Theatrical Pictures

For Teachers K
Students use pictures to develop an understanding of what is going on in a story. In this theater/reading instructional activity, students use the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and perform a tableau to increase their...
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Hickory, Dickory, Dock

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Reinforce phonics skills through the ever-favorite nursery rhyme, Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Scholars listen carefully for the letter d and word family -ock in order to produce additional rhyming words. After a class discussion, pupils get...
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Humpty Dumpty

For Teachers K
Students complete a variety of activities related to the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty." They break a real egg and try to put it back together, and complete a class word web. Students also complete egg measurement activities and create...
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Nursery Rhyme "Hey Diddle, Diddle"

For Teachers K
Students explore arts and crafts by analyzing poetry. In this nursery rhymes lesson, students read the traditional story "Hey Diddle, Diddle" and discuss the characters and actions that take place in the nursery rhyme. Students...

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