All Common Core: Kindergarten English Language Arts Resources
Example Question #9 : Reading: Literature
Adapted from Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum (1897)
The Black Sheep by L. Frank Baum
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
and one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
This story is an example of what type of writing?
A picture book
The Black Sheep is a poem. Poems often have words that rhyme and stanzas that have a certain meter or rhythm.
In this poem, "wool" and "full" rhyme. As you read this poem aloud, you should also hear a certain rhythm while you read.