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Students explore alliteration in poetry. In this poetry instructional activity, 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.
Alliteration is an entertaining literary device to utilize in reading and writing instruction.
Three poems, “Under the Mangoes” by Jacqueline Bishop, Eleanor Wilner’s “What It Hinges On,” and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” provide the text for an examination of alliteration, consonance, and assonance. After reading the definition of these terms, class members search for examples in the provided poems.
Students explore the concept of alliteration. In this sound devices lesson, students use educational software to create alliterative phrases that are accompanied by appropriate clip art, design tools, and graphics.
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 draw pictures of alliteration sentences. For 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 lesson.
Are you looking for a way to bring writing into your history lesson - or history into your writing lesson? 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.
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 instructional activity 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. 
Third graders explore the use of alliteration. They discuss alliteration and examine various examples of alliteration in various stories. Students discuss the examples of alliteration and create their own examples of alliteration using their names.
Students study personification and alliteration in various fiction texts. In this literary devices instructional activity, students use various texts to identify the literary devices of personification and alliteration. Students use examples of both devices in an original sentence and create an illustration for personification.
Students review personification and alliteration. In this literary devices lesson, students use personification and alliteration in a sentence. Students draw a picture reflecting 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.
For this alliteration worksheet, 4th graders write alliterations with their first names, find rhyming patterns in poems, and more. Students complete 4 activities.
Students review examples of alliteration in Shel Silverstein's poems. They are assigned a letter of the alphabet and then write an original alliterative poem using that letter.
Young scholars complete activities to learn to write with alliteration. In this alliteration activity, students read the story Thank You for the Thistle and listen to the sounds at the beginning of each word. Young scholars write sentences containing alliteration. Students then create an alphabet book. Young scholars write an alliterative sentence with the letter and draw a picture.
Students explain what alliteration means.  In this language arts lesson, students read excerpts of the book, Thank You for the Thistle. They write a sentence repeating the same letter sound, using adjectives, adverbs, and vivid verbs to lengthen the alliteration.
Young scholars explore alliteration and tongue twisters. They read and discuss alliteration examples, select and illustrate ten tongue twisters, and write original tongue twisters.
In this poetry lesson plan, students listen to stories that contain alliteration. While listening to stories, student pairs make a list of words that they then use to construct "silly sentences" that contain alliteration. Each student pair gets up in front of the class and reads their silly sentences.
Students discuss alliteration and how it is used in the book The Z Was Zapped. Students choose a letter and create alliterative sentences and illustrate the letter.

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