3.2.5 Compare rhythm, rhyme and alliteration in poetry.
Shel Silverstein poetry frequently exhibits rhythm and rhyme and there are
many poems that also incorporate alliteration. Where the Sidewalk Ends
includes the poem Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too. This poem would be
fun for 2nd graders to listen to and to read. The language in the poem can be
used to compare rhythm and rhyme.
Jack Prelutsky’s Bleezer’s Ice Cream poem includes names of unique ice
cream flavors using alliteration.
Betty Botter and Three Gray Geese are poems by Mother Goose that use
Rhythm and rhyme are demonstrated frequently in Mother Goose poems.
The comparing of rhythm, rhyme and alliteration can be done verbally
as a whole group or in small groups, with a Double Bubble Thinking
Map whole group or individually. Reading a variety of poetry will
familiarize the students with the genre and allow them to think
critically about it.