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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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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members tap out the rhythm as each limerick sample is read
  • Gather all the limericks into a book for the classroom library
  • Individuals create their own poetry notebook using the 10 poems from the series




  • The worksheet includes complete directions, models, and a planning sheet

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