A Hickory Dickory Dock
A The mouse ran up the clock.
B The clock struck one.
B The mouse ran down.
A Hickory Dickory Dock!
Tonight they will plan and write a limerick as part of their Baggie Book assignment. I welcome you to participate. Writing a limerick is fun and offers a great opportunity to exploring ideas and rhymes together.
- Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme.
- Lines 3 and 4 are shorter and share a rhyme.
- The first and last lines are often similar.
Steps to plan a limerick:
- Think of an unusual character & a funny-sounding place.
- Think of a word that rhymes with the place.
- Think of a problem- a crazy thing the character did or the crazy way he looks.
- Lines 3 & 4 briefly tell what happened because of the problem.
- The last line repeats the first line with a variation resulting from the problem.
The children helped plan and write this one in class today.
Interesting character: deadly snake
Fun-sounding place: El Paso
Rhyme with place: lasso
Problem: he has no hands
Result: he is lonely
There was a deadly snake from El Paso,
who tried to catch friends with a lasso.
But without any hands,
He fell in the sand!
That poor lonely snake from El Paso!