“Having Fun With Rhymes!” Virtual Poetry Lesson #2

For our second Virtual Poetry Lesson we found round sound in rhyming and timing. For the 2nd graders of Swift Elementary School I shared Shel Silverstein’s poem “Dirty Face,” made of seven “rhyming couplets” all over the place! I explained that rhyming couplets are two lines that go together like a couple, with rhyming words at the end of each line. For example, in Shel Silverstein’s poem, a child explains how he came to have such a dirty face this way:

“I got it from ice cream and wrestling and tears
And from having more fun than you’ve had in years.”

Students were encouraged to come up with words that rhymed, and then to try their hand at creating a poem of one or several rhyming couplets.

Ms. Popovic
2nd Grade

Book Time
Ines I.

Book is so bright red
I laid in bed
I was tired I said
Light in the room is led
My bear’s name is Ted
My sister I fed


Fun summer days
Meldin K.

I play in the sand with my very good hands
in the forest running around the land screaming like a band

summer comes we watch a band
the trees were very grand

winter comes its cold
we freeze like a globe
in a circle
and then summer comes and unfreezes us out


Sunny Day
Ayusha R.

I feel happy on a sunny day
I play in the sand and lay

I feel relaxed in the park,
My brother has a toy shark.

I feel sad when its rain,
Blue is my favorite pen.


Rats and Bats
Said N.

There are two rats
There are three bats
They are playing on a mat


A day that is good and bad
Suramya P.

I am in a park
a man gets killed by a shark


Forgetting Your Pants
Khaliani M.

I like to dance
While putting on my pants
and eating a banana

My grandma’s pants are tan
Forgetting my lunch while putting on my pants

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade


Lacey V.

I saw the very high sky.
I saw a bird fly so high.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.