5, 6, 7, 8… Let’s Go Alliterate!

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Lesson Introduction: 

Alliteration is a fun way to get younger students exposed to poetry. Having students play with words that start with the same letter is a great addition to Early Literacy. It’s a fun and less formal way to teach students about naming words (nouns), describing words (adjectives) and action words (verbs).

Learning Objectives: 

In this lesson, students will have opportunities to:

  • Read, discuss, and respond to alliteration poems and picture books.
  • List words that start with the same letter.
  • Classify words into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
  • Write alliteration poems about animals and about themselves.
  • Memorize and recite their alliteration poems.
  • Use the Book Creator app to write their own alliteration picture book. 
Materials and Resources: 

To teach this lesson, you will need:

  • Many Marvelous Monsters by Ed Heck (Hard copy or You tube)
  • word Bank folders
  • iPads -- Book Creator App
  • alliteration worksheet 


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