Memorial Day! What a great time to promote patriotism, honor our war heroes, and learn (or reinforce) a rhyming poem format.
This Memorial poem lesson, from “Holiday Poetry Keepers” by Melissa J. Donovan, includes a poem example, topics, rules, a guided practice form with rhyming word options, and a final poem-building form for individual student use. You may opt to instruct the lesson with your whole class. However, the three handouts/worksheets work wonderfully as an extra credit activity too, because they may easily be used independently.
I suggest displaying the final end products to reinforce what the day is all about, or send them to a Veterans’ home. However, you choose to use the poem and lesson with your students, the final poems will bring great pleasure and, hopefully, are keepers!
Till Next Time,
Memorial Day Keepers poem
by M. J. Donovan
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