Poetry and prose is fun to teach with Mother Goose! You may be familiar with the rhymes (poetry), but have you read the short stories (prose) of Old King Cole, Little Boy Blue, or Humpty Dumpty?
This collection of Mother Goose short stories (prose) was written over a century ago by L. Frank Baum, best known for his classic Wizard of Oz series of books.
L. Frank Baum used familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes (poetry) as inspiration to write these fun short stories (prose). Talk about creative writing!
These Mother Goose short stories inspire students to write their own stories about Mother Goose characters! They will be excited to write their own short stories about Jack and Jill, The Three Blind Mice or LIttle Tommy Tittlemouse!
All these Mother Goose short stories have been edited and reformatted to 8 1/2" x 11" paper with a larger, cleaner font. They are ready to copy for close reading, reading aloud, guided reading, targeted mini-lessons and more!
Here is a great mentor text to get students reading poetry ...and writing prose!
Lorrie L. Birchall