Teaching Resource

Writing a Limerick Worksheet

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A 2 page worksheet for students to use when learning how to write a limerick.

Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.

This worksheet has been designed to introduce students to the purpose, structure and language features of limericks.

It also includes a writing scaffold for students to use when writing a limerick of their own.

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  • ACELT1600

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

  • ACELT1606

    Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefining spoonerisms, neologisms and puns and exploring ...

  • ACELT1611

    Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...

  • ACELT1617

    Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verseElaborationsidentifying how language choice and imagery build emotional connection and engagement with th...

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  • Error fixed in Rhythm section on page 1.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Feb 2nd, 2017

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