One two buckle my shoe

Words: 50-100

Skills: Rhythm & Rhyme Summary

Grades: K 1st 2nd

Topics: Fairy Tales and Fables

Genres: Poetry

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CCSS: Reading: Literature

Themes:

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe


by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been used for many years to teach children simple lessons. This poem, from a Mother Goose collection from 1916, teaches counting. Students will read the poem and answer questions on the rhyme and the details, as well as try and write a new line of the poem.

Reading Comprehension Passage

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose
One, two,
Buckle my shoe;
Three, four,
Knock at the door;
Five, six,
Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight,
Lay them straight;
Nine, ten,
A good, fat hen;
Eleven, twelve,
Dig and delve;
Thirteen, fourteen,
Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen,
Maids in the kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen,
Maids a-waiting;
Nineteen, twenty,
My plate's empty.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. Find two words in the poem that rhyme.



2. What numbers say, “Lay them straight”?



3. Who is in the kitchen?



4. Think of another line to follow the line “Nine, ten.” Be sure and make it rhyme.