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Be a poet

Rhyme time

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" by Maryann Kovalski has a plot based on the popular song, written by Jack Norworth. The song has a lot of rhyming words in it. Rhyming words have similar sounds, such as chair, stair and cat, hat. Poetry is often composed of rhyming words. Often, poems are based on everyday observations, just like Norworth’s lyrics. The daily newspaper is a great resource for writing “found poetry.” Choose one interesting story from the St. Petersburg Times and write a poem using words you took from the article. Illustrate your poem and share it with your family, friends and other summer readers. Post your poem here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:33pm]


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