Can you hear a rhythm in the sound of a jump rope as it strikes the ground again and again? Now think about a swing or a seesaw. You can see a rhythm when these objects move. What do you like to do on the playground?
Write a poem about movement on the playground. Before you begin writing, research movement and rhyming on the Internet. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What objects on a playground have movement?
How do the objects on a playground move?
What are some rhyming words?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above. Write down what you learn in the boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may use search engines to research other Web sites. You also can research movement and rhyming at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your poem.
Step 2. Research
Research answers to the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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