Jill’s Writers’ Cafe Wright Elementary School Page with “What’s a Goose” defined

Wright Elementary School Page with “What’s a Goose” defined

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Hello all of you Wright Elementary enthusiastic readers!

You had asked me what a “goose” was and how the word “goose” was used in the poem “Watch Your Mouth Kid.”

You may remember the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs in Jack and the Beanstalk and originated from Aesop’s Fables? Or you might have seen the goose in the cartoon video Shrek? Here is a video by ANON KIDS Animations you might enjoy that features a goose: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWSxikeQKpY

Would you like to hear geese squawking? Here ya go:


In the poem “Watch Your Mouth Kid” why was the little boy’s mouth squawking like a goose? Because he kept talking when her parents tried to explain that he needed to be quiet and listen to what they had to say to teach him?

Did the child in the poem finally be quiet? No, he talked while his parents talked and no one could hear each other.

Has that ever happened to you? A time when you needed to listen and learn but just kept talking, talking, talking…. like a goose squawking squawking, squawking?


Let me know if you try out this Word-Popper Poem Lesson. Did you make a variation? Wonderful.

Please blog me and tell me what you did!


Poetry Activity for a method to write poems or prose below:

Word Popper Poems for Wright Elementary 2020

Resources for Wright Elementary SchoolLesson Plan

single hiking sheet to fill out

Annotated Bib Fun and EcoFriendly Frogs 11 6 2020 to go for print unhighlighted

Lesson Plans for Wonderfully Whale 4 1 19 sample to Dr Choice

Holiday Gift Card Crafting for Kids