In this alliteration writing activity, students begin by listening to the story, A My Name is Alice by Jane Bayer and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
You can do this activity without the book too by just demonstrating the pattern for alliteration.
During the rough draft stage, students must select a letter of the alphabet and then follow the pattern sentence given. I usually demonstrate on the Smart Board or on chart paper.
For example, for the letter C, a student must brainstorm the following items that begin with that same letter: a girl’s name, a boy’s name, a thing, a country or place and two different animals.
After the brainstorming stage, students begin writing their alliterative sentences.
Example: C, my name is Claire and my husband’s name is Christian. We come from Chile and we sell cotton candy. Claire is a camel and Christian is a condor.
For the final stage, students then write their final copies and illustrate the picture of the two animals selling the item. They used encyclopedias or internet sources to locate images of the animals.
Foreign Language Extension: I have also had my students write these alliterative sentences using “Spanglish”, part English and part Spanish vocabulary as we were learning Spanish vocabulary words.
This makes a great class book and students love reading each other's alliteration book pages!