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Poetry Reading Passages

Poetry is a written piece that emphasizes ideas or feelings. It often uses imagery, emotion, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme. Some poems, like a sonnet or haiku, have a prescribed form. Others, such as free verse, have no specific format.

(60) Results for Poetry Reading Passages

American Monuments

The purpose of a monument is to remind, inform, and inspire the viewer. The United States is fortunate to have some of the most...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Horses

Horses are magnificent creatures. They served a major source of transportation for thousands of years, and even today, they spa...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Hispanic Heritage

Over 57 million Americans -- almost 18% of the population -- claim Hispanic ancestry. This reading set celebrates the rich and ...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

American Independence

Thirteen colonies in a land far, far away united and announced their independence from a distant, powerful monarch. No, it's no...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Baseball

Baseball is the national pastime in the U.S. This well-loved game teaches participants and spectators so many lessons, includin...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Fun Poems

Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Primary Sources

Primary sources take the reader to major historic moments as they are happening. This reading set has newspaper articles contem...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Saint Valentine's Day

While a young man's fancy may turn to love in the spring, it's on everyone's mind as February 14th, a.k.a. St. Valentine's Day,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Christmas for Older Students

Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Mother Goose

Many children are already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier to read for beginning reader...

Reading Set: 6 Passages