“Invite to Write” is a unique way to spark motivation in your student writers. All of my “Invite to Write” lessons include a special invitation to a writing party! Kids love to come into the classroom to see a writing invitation on their desk. When I conduct an “Invite to Write” party, I throw in a little popcorn and music to liven up the classroom. In this St. Patrick’s Day “Invite to Write” students will learn how to write a limerick. Look for more “Invite to Write” lessons coming soon.
This package includes the following:
St. Patrick’s Day writing invitation
Background information on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day word bank with pictures
Directions for how to write a limerick
Example limerick that can be used to model the activity for students
Limerick starter page for shared or guided practice
Brainstorming page for students to organize their ideas
Blank limerick page for students to create their own limerick
How To Use:
This writing activity is best completed over a week’s time.
Day One: Place an “Invite to Write” on each student’s desk to set the tone for the writing lesson. Fill in the “party” date for day four or five when students will be brainstorming and writing their own limerick.
Day Two: Discuss the background information and word bank provided. Allow students time to do a little more research on St. Patrick’s Day. They should record key details on their writing invitation. They can also add words to their word bank.
Day Three: Introduce what a limerick is and complete the modeled example for students. Then complete a shared/guided practice with the limerick starter page. Allow students to use their key details and the word bank. You may decide to practice a limerick on an easier topic first and then complete one related to St. Patrick’s Day.
Day Four: Students will use the brainstorming page to think of ideas for their own limerick. Grouping students in pairs to create the limerick together is helpful. Students can begin writing their limerick once their brainstorming is complete.
Day Five: Students will finish writing their limerick. Students can publish their limerick on the blank limerick page provided. If time allows students can share their limerick.
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