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.
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
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
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
"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
Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of va...
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
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) loved a good riddle poem...
170 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme and Summary
by William Shakespeare
Primarily known for his plays, Shakespeare also wrot...
126 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme
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