In this freebie, you'll get 78 tongue twisting sentences - 3 for each letter of the alphabet. These can be handy for a number of lessons and could be used with a variety of grade levels.
- Listening activities
- Read each phrase and ask students to identify how many of the same phoneme they hear! (How many /m/ sounds are there?)
- Support phonemic awareness with littles or take a quick brain break with big kids to re-focus and sharpen concentration skills.
- Alliteration identification
- Ask students to determine whether the phrases are truly alliterative.
- Sometimes the letters make different sounds (such as c in city vs cat) – or sometimes there are more /f/ sounds made with other letters like in “tough”!
- Vocabulary building
- Present these as tongue twisters and have students work on vocab they do not know.
- Students can then use their own spelling or vocab words to create more alliterative phrases just like this!
- Writing prompts
- Give each student a phrase and have them expand on it to write a story - with or without more alliteration.
- Have students re-write the phrases using different figurative language examples (for example - describe the same image using metaphors, hyperbole, similes, etc. instead of alliteration)
- Handwriting practice
- Have students copy the sentences to practice certain letters, for manuscript, cursive, etc.