Are You Good at Rhyming?
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If you want to be a good poet who writes poems with rhyming words, then you need to be good at rhyming. Try this quiz:
Underline the word in each line that doesn’t rhyme, if there is one
through; glue; too; brew; cough; view; threw;
not squat knot note yacht shot
ski knee me sky flea key,
clear pear appear spear peer beer sincere
maid made prayed sighed weighed afraid
hair hare where here stare heir wear
gun won one bone done shun ton
shriek meak streak steak unique clique
stain reign drain line lane vein champagne
to two glue new do dough shoe
there hair dare prayer fear stare where
could wood food would stood
quake take beak break ache
our power sore flour sour
rite write might recite elite bright
leather whether cheater together
niece geese peace fleece freeze police
brought taught wrought trout distraught
vowed aloud mowed proud
liar fire higher buyer flower flyer require
your cure more store scare secure
Complete the following lines to this poem:
Caterpillars by Brod Bagert
They came like dewdrops overnight
Eating every plant in --------,
Those nasty worms with legs that -------
So creepy up the garden wall,
Green prickly fuzz to hurt and ---------
Each unsuspecting living thing.
How I hate them! Oh, you know
I’d love to squish them with my --------.
But then I see past their disguise,
Someday they’ll all be ------------.
and this one:
Forty Little Polliwogs by Anonymous
Forty little polliwogs
Swimming in a ditch,
Each so near alike,
They don't know ----- is -------.
Round and shiny bodies,
Wiggly, waggly tails,
Just like little fishes
All except their ----------!
A Teacher’s Lament by Kalli Dakos
Don’t tell me the cat ate your math sheet,
And your spelling words went down the drain,
And you couldn’t decipher your homework,
Because it was soaked in the ------------.
Don’t tell me you slaved for hours
On the project that’s due -----------
And you would have had it finished
If your snake hadn’t run away.
Don’t tell me you lost your eraser,
And your worksheets and pencils, too,
And your papers are stuck together
With a great big glob of ----------.
I’m tired of all your excuses;
They are really a terrible bore.
Besides, I forgot my own work,
At home in my study --------------
Yes. isn't it surprising how many words in the English language sound alike but the spelling is quite different. How difficult it is, but playing rhyming games is a good way to learn isn't it?
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