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Poetry Break #3: Song with poem line breaks


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Songs with poem line breaks

Mrs. Mann's Poetry Corner

Introduction: This song is a favorite of any baseball loving American. Many students know the words to the song, however some students may not. It would be fun to teach students all of the words to this song as a poem before singing it with them. In poem format it is easier to see rhyming words and line breaks.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take me out to the ball game,
take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never come back.

And it's root, root, root
for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.

For it's one, two,
three strikes, "You're out!"
At the old ball game.

Originally written by Jack Norworth

found in "Gonna Sing My Head Off!"
collected by Kathleen Krull
(1992, Alfred A. Knopf)

Extension: After reading this poem and singing it with your class, you could record your class singing the song and play it back to them. Maybe even leave it in your listening center for them to listen to at other times with a copy of the poem close by for them to read along.