Ahh the limerick. A form of verse, use these five-line zingers to hook students into your lecture for the price of a McDonald's coffee. Pondering Pluto? I've got a limerick for you. Jakes and Jennies nesting up in a tree - there's a limerick for that. Primary students enjoy the whimsical story-telling and play with words. Upper grade learners can get started understanding rhyme scheme and meter for poetry units.
What are limericks? Limericks have an anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA. The first, second and fifth line rhyme. The third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.
Explore text types with these modern limericks for kids written by a published limerick poet and teacher.