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Some Poetry Writing Fun - It's National Limerick Day!

Updated: May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 12th is National Limerick Day - the perfect time to do some poetry learning and writing if your own!


Study.com says:

A limerick is traditionally a five line poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme. You're probably wondering what all that means!

A rhyme scheme is a pattern of rhyming lines in poetry. In a limerick's AABBA rhyme scheme, the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with one another.

There is also a pattern of syllables in the rhyming lines. In the A lines, the lines usually have eight or nine syllables, and in the B lines, there are usually five or six syllables.

Lastly, and most importantly, limericks are supposed to be fun, silly, and witty! The limericks typically start out with an introduction to a person or character, and they end with a 'punch line.'

Limerick Worksheet:

https://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/limerick1.htm


Word Bank Limericks Worksheet:

https://www.steamsational.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/silly-limericks-worksheet-_schooling-a-monkey.pdf





Scholastic Resource on Writing Limericks:

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/raise-a-reader-blog/writing-limericks-super-silly-poems-super-silly-kids.html


Scholastic Printable:

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/printables/writing-worksheets/limericks-write-silly-poems.html


Scholastic Limerick Template:

https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/blogs/kriscia-cabral/migrated-files/limerick_template.pdf

Limerick Worksheet PDF:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson391/limericks.pdf


Rhyming Fun Worksheet - may help with your limerick wrting!

http://www.tlsbooks.com/rhymingfun.pdf


Share your limericks with me by using the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura!


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