2nd Grade - Using Rhythm And Alliteration In Poetry

 
     
 
     
 
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Stories and Literature
Using rhythm and alliteration in poetry
Identify the use of rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry.
Identify poetic devices. Identify the rhythm and rhyme in poems. Match groups of rhyming words. Distinguish between rhyming words and alliteration.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is rhythm?

(2)

What is alliteration?

(3)

What are rhyming words?

(4)

Give an example of two words that rhyme.

(5)

Give an example of a sentence that uses alliteration.

Learning Tips

(1)

To help children understand poetry best, inform them that a poem is best appreciated when heard or read aloud.

(2)

Rhyming words are a pair of words that have the same sound. Two or more words can rhyme with one another. Words do not have to be spelled the same to rhyme. To help your child who may be having difficulty understanding rhyming words, have him/her bring out their nursery rhyme books. Children are very familiar with these rhymes and they will be able to see that the word at the end of each line usually rhymes with another word that is at the end of another line. Copy the nursery rhymes on paper and allow your child to use a crayon to connect the rhyming words from each nursery rhyme or poem.

(3)

Rhythm is the beat in a poem, song, etc. Usually children in second grade are introduced to poetry and songs that have an even or steady beat. To help your child understand rhythm, read a poem with your child. Encourage your child to clap his/her hands to find the beat. Your child may also want to tap his/her foot to keep the beat. When your child is able to find the beat or movement to the poem or song, this is known as rhythm.

(4)

Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. For example, Bees buzz by the window. In this sentence the ‘b” sound is heard in the words bees, buzz, and by. This is known as alliteration. To help your child understand alliteration, have them think of some silly tongue twisters. (Ex. Sally sold seashells by the sea shore.) Have your child pick a letter of the alphabet. He/she may want to first brainstorm a list of words that begin with the letter chosen. This will give your child some ideas as they create their silly tongue twister.

(5)

Reading poetry will help your child improve his/her fluency (speed of reading). Have your child pick a poem each week. He/she should read the poem for a few minutes each night. This also will improve vocabulary development. Take your child to the library to pick out a book of poetry. Many poetry books are centered on themes; sports, funny poems, school, etc. This way your child will find poems that he/she is interested in.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

shoe - ____________________

(2)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

talk - ____________________

(3)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

yellow - ____________________

(4)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

said - ____________________

(5)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

bat - ____________________

(6)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

dream - ____________________

(7)

Write a word that rhymes with the following word listed below.

make - ____________________

(8)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

call make ball tame

(9)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

big friend send tap

(10)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

time paper pen dime

(11)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

card jeep tan fan

(12)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

scary job hairy stapler

(13)

Circle the two words that rhyme with each other.

desk token think broken

(14)

Add a rhyming word to complete the couplet.

There was a yellow cat.

He is chasing me with a __________.

(15)



Add a rhyming word to complete the couplet.

My friend is very dear.

She wipes away my __________.

(16)

Add a rhyming word to complete the couplet.

My friend and I are walking.

She always does the __________.

(17)

Add a second line to complete the couplet. Remember to

make the two end words rhyme.

My friend is really sad.

___________________________________.

(18)

Add a second line to complete the couplet. Remember to

make the two end words rhyme.

That drawing is quite nice.

___________________________________.

(19)

Add a second line to complete the couplet. Remember to

make the two end words rhyme.

I got a chair and sat.

___________________________________.

(20)

Underline the words that show alliteration in the following sentence.


Annie ate apples at the apple orchard.

(21)

Underline the words that show alliteration in the following sentence.


Ben bought bricks to help build his house.

(22)

Underline the words that show alliteration in the following sentence.


Cara caught and cooked fish for dinner.

(23)

Create a tongue twister using the consonant sound “f”.

________________________________________________

(24)

Create a tongue twister using the consonant sound “j”.

________________________________________________

(25)

Create a tongue twister using the consonant sound “c”.

________________________________________________

 

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