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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.

In a read-aloud using a nursery rhyme or poem, ask students to raise their hands when they hear rhyming words. When they raise their hands, ask them to turn and talk to a partner about the rhyme and rhythm they heard. Keep a checklist nearby to document whether students can accurately discuss rhyme and rhythm in nursery rhymes and a variety of poems.

a simple traditional verse (in a song, poem, or rhyme) intended for very young children
literary work focused on the expression of feelings and ideas through the use of a distinctive style that is often rhythmical and may have elements such as meter, rhyme, and stanzas
identical or very similar recurring sounds in verse
Rhythm is a metrical (or metered) pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in poetry. It is a literary device used in poetry that creates long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables.