recognize satire as an improvisational literary device
become familiar with the historical purpose of nursery rhymes
use the nursery rhyme as a format to express a blues theme
To discuss satire and nursery rhymes
To identify a blues theme to express in a poem
To read and select a nursery rhyme to rewrite
Pen and paper
The House that Crack Built
The Inner City Mother Goose
(teacher selected poems)
Discuss satire and the historical purpose of nursery rhymes. Read and discuss selections from
The Inner City Mother Goose and
The House that Crack Built.
Discuss what current issues or problems would appear in modern nursery rhymes. Using traditional nursery rhymes, transform the traditional rhymes by rewriting them into modern day poems.