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A perfect poetry lesson for St. Patrick’s day, this PowerPoint presentation takes students through the understanding and developing of a limerick poem. Students will be able to hear the lyrical quality of a limerick as well as having fun with the silly side of poetry. This lesson is a great review of syllabication as well as rhyming words. I’ve included sample limericks as well as page to help you a try it as a class. This is a great intro lesson to limericks before you get your students writing one on their own. I’ve done this lesson with first and second graders and I can easily see older elementary students getting into limerick writing. I’ve included my Shamrock final copy paper that I copy onto green colored paper. This is also a great way for those primary kids to practice cutting with scissors.