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Lesson Plan Making

Please make your own Lesson Plan based on the starter below.


Subject Limerick Poems

Grade Targeted towards 5th grade students


Materials Computers

Objectives To help educate students on various lessons and help give visual
representations while also speaking in the background for students to connect kn

CCSS ELA: SPEAKING AND LISTENING: Comprehension and Collaboration

3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify
comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a
topic or issue.

ELA: WRITING Production and Distribution of Writing

5. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce
and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

ELA: WRITING Production and Distribution of Writing

3. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word

Teaching Timeline
Please make a very detailed step-by-step timeline for the whole activity that you can follow

Step 0 Arrival and Set up (15 minutes before)

Step 1 Opening Kahoot (Background Knowledge)

-Check for understanding of their liking of poetry in-general
-Check for prior knowledge of limerick poems
Step 2 Connection: (3-5 minutes)
We have now started the part of the unit when we get to explore different types of
poetry. Today we will learn about a new style of poetry called a limerick.
Step 3 Teach/ Active Engagement (10-12 minutes): Limericks are normally funny poems
that contain only five lines. The lines each have a specific rhythm and rhyme
pattern. Lets look at an example of a limerick below to determine the rhyme
pattern. Teacher reads aloud poem below.
There was an old man from Peru (A)
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe. (A)
He awoke in the night (B)
With a terrible fright (B)
And found out that it was quite true. (A).

Step 4 Continue on Rhymes of the five lines:

Lets reread that poem together to see if we can label the poems rhyme scheme. I
know the first two lines rhyme (the words Peru and shoe) so I will label those two
lines with the letter A. However, I notice that night and fright rhyme but not
with shoe so I must label both of those lines as the letter B. The interesting part
about limericks is that the final and fifth line of the poem rhymes with the first
two lines. This means I must label the fifth line with the letter A as well.

Therefore the rhyme pattern for a limerick is always the last words of the first,
second, and fifth lines all rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines
rhyme with each other.
Step 5 Show second poem example and then YouTube Video
Step 6 Group the students to work with a partner. They will work for 15 minutes making
their own limerick poem. They will then post it on Edmodo when they are finished

Step 7 After the groups are done, read examples from Edmodo to the class. They will
be displayed on the SmartBoard.

Step 8 End with more examples of limerick poems. Some of the poems are familiar to
the students but they may have not known that they were limerick poems.

Step 9 Finally, the discussion questions on the PowerPoint.

Step 10 Feedback from the class on what we could have improved on and what they
liked. Also, constructive feedback from our group on what was hardest to do to
make the lesson and how we could improve.