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Module 1: Poetry Break 4

A Less Familiar Mother Goose Poem

Introduction: Many Mother Goose rhymes often focus on a particular color or letter.  This rhyme could focus on both the letter B and the color blue.  It would also be the perfect introduction to teaching the concept of "pair" to the students.
 
Little Betty Blue
 
Little Betty Blue
Lost her holiday shoe,
What shall Little Betty do?
Give her another
To match the other,
And then she'll walk upon two.
 
Poem taken from: Sylvia Long's Mother Goose. Chronicle Books (1999)
 
 
 
Extension:  Discuss the meaning of pair and have students brainstorm items that come in pairs.
 
The teacher or librarian could begin by chanting the nursery rhyme together several times and then break it into two parts of three lines each.  Have pairs of students taken turns reciting each half of the poem.  The students could substitute rhyming names and come up with other lost items that come in pairs.
 
 

 
Picture of Mother Goose with Humpty Dumpty,
		 Little Bo Peep, Three Blind Mice, and The Cat and the Fiddle

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