Ogden Nash is a great poet to use with your students! I have found great success with this lesson. The students learn to really like Ogden Nash, enjoy reading his poetry, and have fun writing
NASH-ified poems on their own. This is an 18-page teaching packet.
This 18-page teaching packet includes:
-overhead transparency focusing on Ogden Nash's life and poetry style
-printables focusing on the following poems:
The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, The Adventures of Isabel, Custard the Dragon, and Little Thomas
-printable focusing on Nash's animal poems
-Writing activity wherein students write about a NASH-ified animal of their choice
-Nashified Animal Poem grading rubric
-4 printables wherein students write poems teaching an important lesson to misbehaving children
-1 page of teacher notes accompanying the lesson- implementation of ideas
This is a great lesson to do whenever! It requires no prep on your part, because in this packet, you'll have it all! This can be a good lesson to leave for a sub-especially if you are going to be out for a few days.