Text Exemplars Grades 2-3 Read-Aloud Poetry
These texts exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Common Core State Standards require all students in grades 2-3 to engage with.
Fireflies (included in Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices)
The Jublies (included in Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (included in My Last Duchess and Other Poems)
The Song of the Jellicles (included in Old Possums Book of Practical Cats)
Your World (included in Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art)
Common Core standards covered: