Alliteration is a fancy word for a relatively easy concept. When authors use repetitive letter sounds, blends, and digraphs, it creates a pleasing poetic element. Tongue-twisters are a fun and memorable example of the use of alliteration. Once introduced, the concept of alliteration is easy to recall; the remembering of the word itself, “alliteration,” is the challenge. The GrammarSong video “Alliteration” can really help with this!
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Complete grammar sheet “Alliteration.” Read books of tongue-twisters, or make up tongue-twisters of your own. Ask students to verbalize why tongue-twisters are examples of alliteration.
- If necessary, complete grammar sheet “Alliteration” as a review. Encourage students to find examples of alliteration in books, poems, and within songs. Inviting students to make up and share tongue twisters is a fun and memorable way to help students remember the concept.
- If necessary, complete grammar sheet “Alliteration” as a review.
- No Prep Writing Center: Encourage students to create their own “tongue-twisters” as a memorable activity for learning alliteration. If desired, combine the students' creations to make a Class Alliteration Book of fun tongue-twisters.