Identify rhyme schemes in poems.


Clarification 1: Students will mark rhyme scheme and recognize rhyme scheme notation. Rhyme scheme notation uses capital letters, starting with A to mark the end of each line, repeating the letter for each line in the poem that rhymes with that line and progressing through the alphabet for each new end rhyme. Lines designated with the same letter all rhyme with each other.


I never saw a Purple Cow,  A
I never hope to see one;    B
But I can tell you, anyhow, A
I'd rather see than be one!  B

                                             –Gelett Burgess

Little Miss Muffet                         A
Sat on a tuffet,                           A
Eating her curds and whey;          B
Along came a spider                    C
Who sat down beside her             C
And frightened Miss Muffet away.  B

                                             –Traditional Nursery Rhyme

General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade: 2
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010102: Introduction to Debate Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010013: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.2.R.1.AP.4: Identify a rhyme scheme in a poem.

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