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    The main goal of the project is to determine which poems from the nursery rhymes collection are most popular among the children's audience now, to identify their educational value.

    Research question

    Children's English folklore is an integral part of the national culture and has a great educational potential.


    PC, dictionaries, collection of Nursery Rhymes.

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    Globallab facilitates the analysis of a large number of report forms, which allows determining the degree of popularity of nursery rhymes and their educational significance.

    Investigation Protocol

    1. Choose for consideration the rhyme you like - a song (poem) from the collection of nursery rhymes in English. The rhyme should be old, traditional. You can use special collections of “Mother Goose Stories” online.
    2. Translate the first verse of the selected poem. Use the dictionary. Online dictionaries will allow you to find the right word quickly. First, make a literal translation. Analyze each sentence by composition. Define the subject and predicate. The predicate is usually expressed by a verb. Determine the tense of the verb. Often in ancient texts, the verb "shall"l is used to express the future tense with first-person singular and plural pronouns. Pay attention to punctuation marks that highlight the address, direct speech, author's remarks to understand who is saying what. Now that you have understood the meaning of each sentence, try to express it in Russian correctly. Collect the scattered sentences into a single text, try to give it a poetic form. Your translation is ready.
    3. Illustrate the plot of the selected verse, make your own drawings or find pictures on the Internet. Take a picture of the illustrations and download them to the project.
    4. Now it is time to start writing poetry. Try to write your own nursery rhymes. Read as many examples of nursery rhymes as possible for inspiration. See how the lines rhyme; listen to how they sound out loud. To write nursery rhyme start by choosing a topic like an animal, a character or an object. Come up with a name for them, pick up a rhyme and compose a story. Add a touch of foolishness and lightness to your work. Try to make it funny and mischievous. What does your rhyme teach? Ask for input from others.
    5. Invite parents to the project, consult with teachers.
    6. Fill in the report form.
    7. Take part in the discussion of the project.

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    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol