Rhythm & Rhyme Reading Passages

While both prose and poetry may have rhythm and rhyme, they are most apparent in poetry. Rhythm is a sound pattern based on stressed and unstressed syllables. Rhyme is two or more words that have a corresponding sound, especially at the end of the word, as in "light" and "night." Poets often place rhyming words at the end of a line, but they may also place them in the middle of a line, which is called interior rhyme.

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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

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

A Child’s Garden of Verses

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Romeo and Juliet

"For never was there a tale of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William Shakespeare's "Romeo an...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of va...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Leprechaun Games

Leprechauns only come out on St. Patrick's Day, so they need to pack in all the fun and games while they can. This whimsical po...

135 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Elements, and Summary

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

Sonnet 130

by William Shakespeare

Primarily known for his plays, Shakespeare also wrot...

126 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme

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