More Rhyming Poems
Before you teach the two rhyming forms on this page, ask students to write down as many rhyming words as they can think of for the following words:
- Day (Play, may, say, lay, tray, bray, pray, bay, gray, hay, fray, stray, and so on)
- Go (Row, toe, mow, foe, show, low, blow, know, dough, pro, crow, throw, and so on)
- Sea (Knee, me, tree, flee, bee, she, he, flea, pea, see, free, agree, tea, and so on)
Once students have made and shared their lists, they will have many rhyming words to work with to build couplets and triplets.
Read aloud the poems on this page. Point out the rhyming words at the ends of the lines. Then have students try their own poems. They should pick out two (or three) rhyming words and experiment with writing lines that lead up to them, creating their own couplets (or triplets).