Dragon Alliterations

You don't have to slay the dragon in this activity. Young writers review poetic devices with a set of worksheets about alliteration and similes. Once they finish waxing poetic about their dragon friends, they craft a final acrostic poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheets with a story or unit about dragons
  • Have class members work on the activities at home, or in a small group during a lesson about poetic devices
  • Prompt writers to include their alliteration or similes in the last poetry activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions for the alliteration activity aren't very clear; be sure that writers know what letter to use when crafting their own alliteration
Pros

  • Engaging for all levels of learners
  • Encourages learners to use the dragon theme when reviewing language arts concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core