Rhyming Poetry

2nd Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://www.poetry4kids.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=8.

2. Read the introduction about clerihews. Then read the four rules of writing clerihews.

3. How long is a clerihew?
4. Which lines in a clerihew must rhyme?
5. Read the clerihew example. How does it make you feel?
6. Now write your own clerihew:
a)       Choose a person or type of person you want to write about. Then write the first sentence of the clerihew.
b)      Find a word that rhymes with the last word of the first sentence. That word belongs at the end of the second sentence. Now write the second sentence.
c)      Finish your clerihew. Write two more sentences that have rhyming final words.