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
Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...
Reading Set: 5 Passages
Many children are
already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier
to read for beginning reader...
Reading Set: 6 Passages
It’s hard to believe
that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming
children’s poetry, but Rob...
Reading Set: 7 Passages
Forty-four men have
served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through
wars, economic depressions, ...
Reading Set: 10 Passages
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of ma...
by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark
Fit the First passage: Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting ...
537 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary
by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann from Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures
“The Story of Fidgety Philip” is a poem from the boo...
214 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary
by Alice Hale Burnett from Hallowe'en at Merryvale
Chapter V passage: Alice Hale Burnett's Merryvale B...
989 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary
by RV Staff Writer J.C.
How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...
434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, and Summary
by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses
“A Child’s Garden of Verses” is Robert Louis Stevens...
110 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language and Theme