Spoonerisms are words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped. This often happens accidentally when we get our words mixed up (or merds wixed up).
Some examples of spoonerism are:
keen as mustard– mean as custard
it’s pouring rain– it’s roaring pain
This activity covers areas such as spelling, figurative language, word relationships & nuances in word meanings.
This resource provides the background to spoonerism and contains 3 activities, a spoonerism class game and a poster. The kids will love these activities:
Aust. Curriculum ACELT1606 Yr. 4 English-Literature-Examining Literature
Understand, interpret & experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts such as spoonerisms.
Common Core Standards ELA-Literacy.L.5.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
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