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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

Christmas for Older Students

Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...

Reading Set: 5 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

Aesop's Fables

A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most ...

Reading Set: 6 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

Old Dog

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This short but impactful poem describes the ways a p...

197 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary, and Theme

The New Colossus

by Emma Lazarus

Written by Emma Lazurus in 1883, this poem appears o...

141 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme

The Seagull

A trip to the beach means seeing a seagull or two, but look out! These birds can be tricky, and they're always hungry. Students...

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