June Poem: Poetry Memorization Made Easy for Tweens

Veronica Copenhaver
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(36)
In this one-time class, students will memorize part of the poem "Mr. Nobody" by anonymous.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will memorize a part of the poem "Mr. Nobody" by anonymous.
Students will be encouraged to recite the poem aloud in class.
Students will be encouraged to recite the poem to someone outside of class.
Students will learn tips and tricks to aid in memorizing. 
Students will learn tips and tricks to aid in reviewing memorized passages.
Students will enjoy learning the poem.
Students will be introduced to the author of the poem.
Students will be able to explain in one or two sentences the meaning of the poem. 
Mr. Nobody
I know a funny little man,
    As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
    In everybody’s house!
There’s no one ever sees his face,
    And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
    By Mr. Nobody.

’Tis he who always tears out books,
    Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
    And scatters pins afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
    For prithee, don’t you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
    By Mr. Nobody.

He puts damp wood upon the fire
   That kettles cannot boil;
His are the feet that bring in mud,
   And all the carpets soil.
The papers always are mislaid;
   Who had them last, but he?
There’s no one tosses them about
   But Mr. Nobody.

The finger marks upon the door
    By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
    To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill;   the boots
    That lying round you see
Are not our boots,—they all belong
    To Mr. Nobody.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(36)
Hi! I'm teacher Veronica.  I've been teaching for over 20 years.  I’ve taught in both brick-and-mortar classrooms as well as online.  I’ve been homeschooling my children since they were in kindergarten. I LOVE to memorize.  I started memorizing... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
30 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
1-6 learners per class

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