Words and Phrases in Context Worksheets:
At Dance Class - Understanding
syllables and action words is what this is all about. This poem uses seven action words to describe something.
Think about something that you like to do. Then come up with
six or seven action words that describe what it's like. Vary the
beats of your action words.
The Lunchtime Song
- When you read poetry, each syllable of each word is
considered a beat. How many beats per line are there?
Mr. Rogers - This
one is very funny to read. On the lines below, write
down all the words in each sentence that
have the same beginning sound.
Limericks - A
simple poem that we need you to give some rhythm to. A limerick is a short poem with a particular pattern of rhymes.
Read the limerick that is given. Circle one set of rhyming words.
Here Comes Sammy! -
Sammy likes squishy stuff, as my daughter would say. Write out all the words that contribute to the
alliteration in this paragraph.
- See where the words fit and where they don't too! Using the term bank, fill in the blanks in the story
so that every sentence contains alliteration.
Were the President - How many times do I think about that. How many lines are in this poem and point out all the rhymes to us.
- Her family is always doing something. Think of a word that describes someone in your family, and
write your own line of poetry in the same style as the poem
Problems - The kids will really enjoy this one! Count the beats in each line. Which line has the most beats? Which
line has the least beats?
- We talk about the night time animal orchestra. The middle stanza for this poem is presented to you, but the lines are out of
order. Look carefully at the rhyming pattern in the other stanzas above,
and then number the rest of the lines in the stanza to show what order
the lines should be in.
My Zoo - When the last words of two lines rhyme, that set of lines is called a
couplet. Can you think of another word that rhymes with each of the
Song - A youngster has a day dream that rhymes. . In this song there is a lot of repetition. How do you think the singer
feels about the things that are repeated in each of the verses?
Wheel - The biggest attraction at most local carnivals has some
deep thought put into it. Two lines of a poem that rhyme are called a
couplet. Draw lines to match the pictures below and put the
couplets from the poem together.
a Crazy Poem! - A logic based poem. Math people love it. For each line of the poem below, fill in the blank with your own word
to create a new, silly poem! Your word should have the same number
of beats (syllables) as the word it is replacing.
Believe - Think of it as Knights and Castles in your backyard. Read the poem again. This time
underline every word in the poem that has two