The book has different animal for each letter of the alphabet and a limerick poem for each animal. Obviously this book is great for teaching students about limerick poems, various animals, and the alphabet, but I already have several other ideas too. I teach music and we are working on musical form (AB, ABA, ABACA, etc). I'm planning on using the limerick poems as another example of form (AABBA) and to show the connection to poetry. For my younger students, I plan on having students play a rhythm instrument on the rhyming words (ie Drums play when they hear the word that rhymes from the A parts and wood blocks play on the B rhymes). I could see this book being in introduction to studying the different animals in the book for Science. With 26 different animals each child in the class could pick one and do a research project.
You also get a free coloring book with the book purchase. The coloring book is the illustrations from the book that can be colored in. Each student could be given a coloring page for an animal in the book. They could then ask the students color their own page and create their own limerick poem to match their animal/picture. This would be great to create a class book of Limerick poems or to display for parents or administration to see.
I read An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo to my daughter on my husband's Nook. She loved looking at the pictures. I love that the illustrations are created by students. I'd like to know more about the children that created them especially their age. My students LOVE seeing accomplishments by kids their own age. My daughter enjoyed the book.
My son joined in on the fun too!
If you are interested in purchasing An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo it is only $9.99 and comes with copyrights to print up to 6 copies. That's less than $2 a book if you have a little ink to spare. You also get the coloring book for FREE ($4.99 value). This book is perfect for teachers, homeschooling, or just home reading.
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