Limericks are fun for everyone to write!
This 24-slide background PowerPoint includes:
- Information about limericks in the context of the Victorian era, as child labor laws lead to the creation of more literature for children
- Information about Edward Lear, the first famous writer of limericks
- Several examples of Lear's cartoons and limericks
- Several examples of parody limericks
This detailed rubric requires students to write and illustrate two limericks with criteria for rhyme, rhythm, humor, and format.
Limericks are a great asset to any humor unit. The students' projects always make me laugh. Limericks are also fun for St. Patrick's day!