Teach students how to write Skeltonic Verse with this lesson that contains everything you'll need. Skeltonic verse is a fun poem form that contains just the right amount of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, and is an ideal poem to use with students from grades 5 - 12. All of the handouts are appropriate for students in these grade levels.
The verse, is named after its originator, John Skelton and also referred to as "tumbling verse" because it tumbles down the page, allowing students to write about high-energy or high-interest topics using short lines of 3 – 6 words that rhyme in groups of 2 – 5 lines.
10 pages of materials in color that cover these topics: (The same 10 pages in B & W are also included.)
➼ How to Teach the Skeltonic Verse Poem: An Easy Teaching Plan designed to make teaching this lesson easy to manage and effective!
➼ Rubric (one, 35 points, the other 70 points. They are identical with the exception of the total points possible.)
➼ Skeltonic Verse: Introduction and Background
➼ "Colin Clout" - an excerpt from John Skelton's poem
➼ "Energy Defined" - an example poem
➼ Breakdown of "Energy Defined"
➼ Now It's Your Turn: Generate Ideas for your Skeltonic Verse Poem
➼ First Draft and Final Draft lined paper
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