ERIC Number: ED478845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-28
Reference Count: N/A
Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: A Little Nonsense. [Lesson Plan].
British poet Edward Lear (1812-1888) is widely recognized as the father of the limerick form of poetry and is well known for his nonsense poems. In the first lesson for grades 3-5, which focuses on Lear's nonsense poem "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," students learn about nonsense poetry as well as the various poetic techniques and devices that poets use to help their readers create a mental picture while reading or hearing poems. In the second lesson, "Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was...," students learn the form of the limerick poem, practice finding the meter and rhyme schemes in various Lear limericks, and write their own limericks. These lesson plans: provide an introduction; cite subject areas, time required, and skills developed; pose guiding questions; give learning objectives; inform teachers about preparing to teach the lesson; outline suggested activities; list selected Websites; and address standards alignment. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
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