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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
Alliteration Teacher Resources
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Creatures can cause creativity! Alliteration can make writing more enjoyable and entertaining. Help your pupils grasp this concept by using animals as inspiration for alliterative sentences. Prepare your class for the activities by first reading Marti and the Mango and creating an alliterative sentence as a class. Afterward, assign a letter to each individual. They then write and illustrate their sentence, sending the final product to you so that you can create a class collection. The lesson uses Pixie or Wixie, illustration programs that are available for tablet or personal computer; however, the activities could easily be completed with paper and pencil.
Students explore alliteration in poetry. For this poetry lesson, students listen to examples of alliteration and identify the alliteration within a poem. Students read a poem with a partner and identify the alliteration contained in the poem. Students write examples of alliteration on index cards as an assessment.
Students draw pictures of alliteration sentences. In this six-traits lesson plan on word choice, students create illustrations of alliteration sentences using their name that were created with teacher assistance. The book, Potluck by Anne Shelby, is featured in this instructional activity.
Are you looking for a way to bring writing into your history lesson plan - or history into your writing lesson plan? This cross-curricular activity is helpful and fun, no matter what class you're teaching! Using "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the Andrews Sisters, you can begin a discussion about World War II as well as alliteration and word choice. Your class will explore the elements of the song and imitate its style in their own original songs, using the topic of people from World War II.
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification. They can then develop their own plots using figurative language.
The sound of a poem can be very important when interpreting its meaning. Explore the elements of poetry and figurative writing with a short video about student-written poems. It focuses on repetition, rhyme, and alliteration, though you could easily expand the lesson to include other parts of figurative language.
Effective examples, descriptive definitions, and super slides make up this PowerPoint presentation. While 24 slides is quite long, the slides are simple and filled with real-life images that show alliteration in use. At the end, learners can take a quiz and then create their own alliterative poems using PowerPoint.
Learners study personification and alliteration in various fiction texts. In this literary devices lesson, students use various texts to identify the literary devices of personification and alliteration. Learners use examples of both devices in an original sentence and create an illustration for personification.
Second graders are able to practice identifying alliteration. The teacher reads aloud from one of the picture or poetry books listed, 2nd graders stand up every time they hear alliteration. They identify the alliteration and the repeated consonant sound before continuing on with the poem or story.
Ninth graders discover and discuss the poetic devices of alliteration & onomatopoeia. They have fun making silly rhymes and tongue twisters using alliteration. Then they identify examples of onomatopoeia in modern graphic novels, comic books and animated films. They write original examples of each.
Seventh graders examine Latin suffixes in the the phonics portion of this lesson plan. Next, in guided practice they create as many words as possible for each suffix. They examine the literary devices of alliteration and onomatopoeia in the text comprehension section before orally presenting the poem "The Bells" to another classmate.