Toolkit of Reading Grades 4-8

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Rhyme and Rhythm


Understanding rhyme and rhythm is an important part of reading, analyzing, and enjoying poems. This lesson guides students to recognize and interpret these poetic elements. The Rhyme and Rhythm lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real poems.
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Created for grades 4–8, the Toolkit of Reading features quick, clear lessons on all the critical skills students need to understand complex texts, including new skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. These engaging resources, available as downloadable PDFs, define key terms, describe how and why the skills are important to readers, and provide a series of activities to encourage mastery. These lessons can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced.

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This lesson features poetry by Edgar Allan Poe.