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Amazing Animal Alliterations
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 instructional activity 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. 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.
Alliteration Activities and Lesson Ideas
Alliteration is an entertaining literary device to utilize in reading and writing instruction.
New! Alliteration, Consonance, and Assonance in Poetry
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.
Engaging English: Create Alliteration Wall-Hangings to Excite Young Learners
Learners 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.
Understand How Repetition, Rhyme, and Alliteration Can Impact a Poem
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.
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 lesson.
Boogie Woogie with a B: Using Alliteration while Exploring Patriotic Tunes
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.
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.
Review of Personification and Alliteration
Students 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. Students use examples of both devices in an original sentence and create an illustration for personification.
Review of Personification and Alliteration
Students review personification and alliteration. In this literary devices instructional activity, students use personification and alliteration in a sentence. Students draw a picture reflecting personification.
A Little Alliteration
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.
In 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.
Learning to write with Alliteration
Students explain what alliteration means. In this language arts instructional activity, 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.
Students explore alliteration and tongue twisters. They read and discuss alliteration examples, select and illustrate ten tongue twisters, and write original tongue twisters.
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the instructional activity 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 Poetry of Giving
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive lesson about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, and refrain in their own poems about philanthropy. Use this lesson in a unit about humanitarianism, or with articles about other non-profit organizations.
Writing with Alliteration
Young scholars read Thank You for the Thistle and understand what alliteration is. In this alliteration lesson, students write sentences using alliteration. Young scholars choose a letter of the alphabet and the class writes an alphabet book of alliteration examples.