Fun poems

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 more! Whether it's nonsense poems, amusing situations, mysterious riddles, odd characters, or just fun to read, this set is sure to have something a student will enjoy.

Reading Passages In This Set


1

The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass

In "Through the Looking Glass" Lewis Carroll writes ...

174 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language and Story Elements

2

Casey at the Bat

by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Ernest Lawrence Thayer wrote “Casey at the Bat” in 1...

604 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues and Figurative Language

3

An Enigma

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) loved a good riddle poem...

170 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme and Summary

4

The House That Jack Built

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

For hundreds of years, children have been delighted ...

400 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme and Summary

5

A Visit From St. Nicholas

by Clement C. Moore

While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...

553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language

6

A Valentine

by Edgar Allan Poe

Always full of mystery, Edgar Allan Poe wrote this p...

193 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Theme

7

The Story of Fidgety Philip

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

8

The Landing

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

9

The Elephant in the Room

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

10

My Shadow

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

This delightful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson was p...

152 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme