Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is a rhythmic story that follows a friendly witch and her cat on an extraordinary broom ride. As the story progresses, helpful friends are invited to join the witch on her broom. Soon, there’s no more room on the broom for anymore friends, and the witch finds herself in a scary situation. Can her friends help her?
Writing Workshop Extension: Rhyme Scheme
- Review the process of determining rhyme scheme. You can do this by assigning a letter to the word at the end of each line. Words that rhyme get the same letter. An example is provided below.
Then out of the bushes (A)
on thundering paws (B)
There bounded a dog (C)
with the hat in his jaws. (B)
- Go through this process with several stanzas until students get the hang of determining rhyme scheme.
- Have students write their own poem using the ABCB rhyme scheme.