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Betty Bodda bought some butter; but, she said bitterly, “I’d rather write my own tongue twister.” Discover alliteration through echo reading and choral reading of tongue twisters. Then, have potential poets prepare their own tongue twisters that use alliteration. A two-slide PowerPoint is provided so the class can read along.
Nonfiction texts about people on the move provide young readers with an opportunity to examine not only the problem-solving strategies employed by immigrants, but to also find examples of figurative language these writers use to tell their stories. Embedded in the lesson are handouts covering onomatopoeia and alliteration. In order to assess comprehension, a response chart is included.
Can your crazy, creative class compose sentences that use alliteration? Start by assigning your class a list of 20 spelling words (not included). They record the words' pronunciations and part of speech before attempting to use their words in sentences full of alliteration.
The solar system is describe using alliterations in this activity. Learners will review the definition of this type of figurative language and then write 4 examples of alliteration about the solar system illustrating 1 of them. They will then creat an acrostic poem using the words "Solor System."
Students explore alliteration in poetry. In this poetry lesson plan, 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.
Reading through a range of examples, learners identify types of poems, recording distinguishing details of each. After completeing multiple readings for fluency and comprehension, class members watch a video (linked from the BBC) to further explore poetry. In an included worksheet, they find examples of similes, metaphors, alliteration, and rhymes. Then they form pairs to play "rhyme tennis," in which one child states a word and his/her partner generates a rhyming word.