Mother Goose

Big Idea:  LAFS 3. RL 2.5/ 4.RL 2.5/ 5.RL 2.5 – 

I can understand differences between drama [  dialogue /scenes ]  and poems [rhythm/meter/ stanzas] by comparing mother goose nursery rhymes to a play about mother goose.



Why Mother Goose –

Is it Out of Date – Old Fashioned?

Reasons why nursery rhymes and little sing songs  are important

  1. Nonsense Fun – enjoyable
  2. Musical – Sing Song easy to remember
  3. Rhyming Poetry – helps when learning to read
  4.  Pronouncing different [phonemes] Linguistic Sounds –

Fun Facts About Mother Goose

Drama Activity 

Dr. Seuss is the New Mother Goose


  • Last line should read away with the spoon.

Jack and Jill [18th Century]

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water;

Jack fell down and broke his crown

and Jill came tumbling after

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary” 1744

Mary, Mary quite contrary

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockleshells

And pretty maids all in a row.


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