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

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.
Veronica Copenhaver
28 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
25 minute class
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Class Experience

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.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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. 
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Veronica Copenhaver
Lives in the United States
Former Elementary Teacher, Current Online Teacher and Homeschool Mom
28 total reviews
83 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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