Write Your Own Rhymes

Before we get into writing rhymes in specific subject areas, we'd like to get you familiar with the most basic concepts behind the craft. The most effective way to memorize something within a rhyme is to put that piece of information in the rhyming position of a two-line rhyme (a couplet). The piece of information could be anything: a vocabulary word, a key term from science, a math formula. Here's an example for a tricky date:

The worksheet uses the example of memorizing that the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773. Follow these steps and the examples on the sheet to help students memorize any fact.

  • Step 1. Set up the formula.
  • Step 2. Write the first line.
  • Step 3. Identify rhyming words.
  • Step 4. Complete the rhyme.
  • Step 5. Share or perform the rhyme.