Students were introduced to alliteration with the statement:
"Susie sells seashells by the seashore."
Students were then asked what they noticed about that statement and they responded that most of the words started with an 'S.' The students were then told that they were going to write a poem using the first letter of their first name as the repeating letter. Several examples were given as the teacher went around the room asking for names and words that began with their names.
The students were then shown the poetry template for this poem and we completed a practice poem together on the SMARTBoard.
Next, the students opened their templates and began writing their poems on the computer. The teachers assisted using the Describing Words Guide to assist students having problems coming up with words for their name's letter.
When they completed their poem, they came up with a title by using a phrase from their poem. Then they could select a clip art graphic to add to their poem.
Please feel free to use these templates with your students as you would like.
|Describing Words Guide|
|Alliteration Student Sample|
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