The telelimerick exchange is an excellent project to introduce both teachers and
students to telecommunications. Even the most reluctant writers will be motivated to write
and exchange telelimericks around the globe. Students can write silly name, school, or
city limericks and exchange them electronically with distant audiences. Limericks are
printed out, displayed on bulletin boards and read aloud. The best ones are published in a
Suggested Grade Level and Audience
3rd through 12th
Estimated Time Required
4 to 6 weeks
Student Learning Objectives
- To improve word processing skills
- To improve telecommunication skills
- To learn how telecommunications serves as a medium of information exchange
- To use the writing process to improve writing, reading, listening, and
- To participate in a cooperative writing exchange on a long distance learning
- To increase motivation and enthusiasm for writing
The Telelimerick telecomputing project exchanges original limericks
electronically prior to St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. (Of course, you can do this
activity any time of the year!)
Limericks are humorous, witty, ironic, and sometime
nonsensical. They are usually composed of five lines arranged in the following
Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other, and are usually longer
then lines 3 and 4
Lines 3 and 4 rhyme
Your assignment is to create silly limericks, name limericks,
school and/or city limericks. These limericks will be exchanged with distant
audiences and the best ones will be published in a literary magazine.
There once was a dog named Rover.
Who only knew how to roll over.
He ran through the street,
Following his friend Pete,
When he was run over by a bulldozer.
Now listen you children from Edison.
Remember to take all your medicine.
If you don't you'll be sick,
And that wouldn't be slick.
So eat healthy foods with biotin.