May day illustration


Skills: Rhythm & Rhyme Story Elements Theme

Grades: 1st 2nd

Topics: Realistic Fiction

Genres: Poetry

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CCSS: Language and Reading: Foundational Skills


May Day

by Elizabeth Trach

Spring has sprung in fairy land! See how they celebrate the warmer weather together with this short poem. Students will read the poem and answer follow-up questions about rhyme and other elements of poetry.

Reading Comprehension Passage

May Day

by Elizabeth Trach

There comes a day

In merry May

When fairies play


The sun shines down

And all around

The tiny town

There's dancing.

They beat their wings,

The robin sings,

And Nature brings

Warm weather.

Goodbye to snow!

To Spring, hello!

Cry fairies aglow

And prancing.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. When does this poem take place?

2. Which words in the poem rhyme?

3. How do the fairies feel about spring? How can you tell?

4. What is your favorite season and why?