Alliteration Activity Middle School Poetry

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6th - 8th
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  1. Why do we often submit our students to long, dull, (dare I say, torturous) poetry units that they hate? Why not make poetry as fun and exciting as it has the potential to be?This unit does just that! Inside this .pdf file, you will find 10 elements of poetry lesson plans and activities plus a pre an
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Searching for and engaging alliteration activity? These FREE Alliteration Activities are such a fun way to get your middle school students excited about poetry! This product includes direct instruction and many examples of alliteration in poetry as well as in real life. An engaging Slides presentation will guide your class through the activities. Laugh and have fun with your students while studying this poetic device.

Also included are two student assignments. The first asks students to take a closer look at alliteration found in Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird." The second is a fun creative project using alliteration! Answer keys and grading rubrics are included!

What's Included:

  • Teacher Guidelines for Teaching Lesson
  • Basic Lesson Outline
  • TWO Student Assignments
  • Answer Key and Rubric
  • Example of Project
  • Engaging Slides Presentation to facilitate learning
  • Fun and Engaging Learning Activities!

If you enjoy this activity, check out the full Poetry unit!

Full FUN Poetry Unit Outline:

Poetry Pretest

Lesson 1: Poetry 101 - Strategies for Reading Poetry

Lesson 2: Topic and Theme in Poetry

Lesson 3: Analyzing Imagery in Poetry

Lesson 4: Similes and Metaphors in Poetry

Lesson 5: Extended Metaphors in Poetry

Lesson 6: Personification in Poetry

Lesson 7: Alliteration in Poetry (also available as a free download)

Lesson 8: Onomatopoeia in Poetry

Lesson 9: Hyperbole and Idioms in Poetry

Lesson 10: Strategies for Poetry Analysis

Test Review Activity

Final Poetry Test

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Lesson outlines with step-by-step teacher instructions (one for each lesson).
  • Link to Engaging Google Slides Presentation that will guide you and your students through the lessons and the activities (one for each lesson).
  • Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice built into Slides Presentation.
  • Class Discussion Points.
  • Independent Practice Activities.
  • Creative Assignments.
  • Answer Keys.
  • Grading Rubrics.
  • Instructions for accessing Google Slides Presentation
  • Instructions for saving Google Slides Presentation as a PowerPoint Presentation.

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.


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