Limericks: How to Write Limericks

Laura Torres
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Laura Torres


Limericks are a great introduction to writing poetry. This is a complete limerick unit with a duplicate PowerPoint to support your lesson. There are lots of examples to analyze with your class, worksheets and handouts. Study form, rhyme and what makes a limerick a limerick. Then guide students through the process of writing their own limericks.

10 print pages and 7 PowerPoint slides in a zip file

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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