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Week five: rhyming couplets

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This week, the Doncaster Stories writing challenge is about finding a rhyme, writing poetry, and creating an illustration!

Our very own Phil Sheppard is a local author and has written and illustrated lots of children's books. His new book, Doncaster Stories, will feature three characters exploring Doncaster's famous landmarks and it is written in rhyming couplets.

Rhyming couplets are made up of two lines that rhyme and complete one thought, action, or sentence. The rhyming words don't necessarily have to be spelt the same, but they should sound the same when read aloud. An example of a rhyming couplet is:

Go on a quest with ghosts from the past

battle with warriors, fight to the last.

Phil's upcoming book ends with the couplet 'You can find stories everywhere, you don't even have to leave your chair'. For this challenge, we're asking local children to provide an alternative for the final couplet of the book. Phil will then include as many as he can in the published book!

Finish the below rhyming couplet and then illustrate it! Watch Phil's video below for some extra tips and advice.

" You’ll find stories everywhere,

Entries for this challenge are now closed, but feel free to come up with your own rhyming couplets anyway and we might share them on Facebook for Share Saturday.

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