Welcome to Creative Writing!
Monday: Introduction to Limerick poems. Watch an intro video and then explain the rhyme scheme and syllables for each line. Begin creating your own.
Tuesday: Continue to work on your limerick poems. The second half of class, we will present them. Be sure the rhyme scheme and syllables for each line are correct.
Wednesday: Move desks into a circle. Activate prior knowledge by completing the “laughing child” activity. Then, in journals, write down your thoughts on the image shown on the smart board. When finished, we will read the poem: “The Laughing Child” by W. S. Merwin aloud in class. Discuss what the speaker is trying to say. How does this relate to the image shown? How is it similar/different to what you wrote down?