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Memorizing Is as Easy as Walking Around Your Bedroom: Poetry Memorization

Veronica Copenhaver
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(42)
In this one time class, students will memorize the poem "There was an Old Man with a Beard" by Edward Lear using a trick that they can then apply to any passage they need to memorize.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 4
Students memorize "There Was an Old Man with a Beard" by Edward Lear.
Students will learn a memory trick using "locations" in a basic bedroom to help them remember the order of the poem. 
Students will recite the poem aloud to classmates and teacher.
Students will be encouraged to recite the poem after class to a family member or friend.
Students will brainstorm other poems or passages they want to memorize.
Students will list "locations" in a bedroom they can use to help them memorize longer passages.  
Students will learn the names of the birds listed in this poem and identify them in pictures.  
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Learner will be encouraged to recite poem at the of class to fellow students and teacher as well as encouraged to recite to a family member or friend after class.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(42)
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
25 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-10
1-6 learners per class

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