Middle Schoolers need a quick review on alliteration so they can identify it as a poetic device and utilize it effectively to give voice to their writing. Here’s a lesson that progresses from using simple rhymes to sophisticated literature, prompting close reading and careful analysis, making this a perfect addition to your Common Core lessons!
Worksheets including excerpts from three different books allow you to teach alliteration from simple to more complex, use different worksheets for different ability levels, or choose the worksheet that fits your particular grade level.
Built-in mnemonics and designed to be used with whole-group instruction, interactive group work, or think-pair-share.
This 21-page product includes:
-A two-column note sheet
-A page of examples, using poetry
-A practice worksheet using excerpts from “Today I Feel Silly” by Jamie Lee Curtis
-A practice worksheet using excerpts from “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau
-A practice worksheet using excerpts from “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
-A Note About Alliteration, using “My Grandmother is Waiting for Me to Come Home” by Gwendolyn Brooks
-A writing assignment
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