- Find several examples of limericks to place at this center. Here's a traditional anonymous one:
A Young Lady of Lynn
There was a young lady of Lynn,
Who was so uncommonly thin
That when she essayed
To drink lemonade,
She slipped through the straw and fell in.
- Have your students read many limericks to get a feel for the unusual rhythm and style. They should see the humor that is common to most limericks.
- Have them write their own humorous limericks.
- Encourage them to write several and then choose their favorite one to illustrate and share with the class.