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
Many children are
already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier
to read for beginning readers. While the origins of Mother Goose may be shrouded
in history, the poems attributed to her still delight children centuries later.
This reading set includes some of the most famous of these beloved rhymes from
a 1916 compilation.
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 Robert Louis Stevenson did just that. His poems for
children show a deep insight into childhood, from being sick in bed to swinging
high on a swing. This reading set includes some of his most beloved poems.
Reading Set: 7 Passages
Forty-four men have
served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through
wars, economic depressions, and monumental achievements. Some were assassinated,
some died in office, two were impeached, and one resigned from office. The
stories of their lives reflects 200 years of American history. This reading set
on the presidents includes multiple grade levels and both fiction and
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 many of his more notable works, like "The Raven" and
"The Fall of the House of Usher," Poe wrote other less ominous poems
and stories as well. This Reading Set includes passages for many of Poe's most
famous works, as well as some lesser-known treasures.
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses
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