Package 2-2: Alliteration – Part 2

In this package your child will watch another video which explore alliteration in more depth. The teacher will guide your child through activities to explain and create their own examples of alliteration.

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

  • Alliteration Part 2 video
  • Activity sheet 4: Alliterative sentence
  • Activity sheet 5: Alliterative experiences
  • Activity sheet 6: Animal alliteration
  • Pens and highlighters

Back up

Before your child starts

This lesson is the second in a series of two lessons about the literary device alliteration.

What are literary devices?

Literary devices are used in texts to connect with the reader and convey meaning. As your child reads they are beginning to recognise simple literary devices used by authors. Your child is also beginning to learn how to explain why the author has used the device. In narratives or stories, authors might use literary devices such as personification, similes, alliteration, onomatopoeia and imagery to engage the reader and allow them to visualise the setting and characters.

What is alliteration?

Your child will learn that alliteration is when a consonant sound is repeated in close succession. The repeated sound is usually found at the beginning of the words. In 'ripe, red raspberry', the repetition of the 'r' sound creates a rich sound effect and helps the reader visualise the fruit.

What your child needs to do

Your child will watch the Alliteration Part 2 video. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and use alliteration in a text. Throughout the lesson, your child will be asked to pause the video to complete an activity on the activity sheets for the lesson.

By the end of the lesson, your child will have activities to support them to be able to meet the success criteria below:

  • I can explain what alliteration is.
  • I can find examples of alliteration in texts.
  • I can explain why an author might use alliteration.
  • I can create my own examples of alliteration.

What your child can do next

Your child will watch the video and pause throughout to complete the following activities:

Activity 4: Alliterative sentences

Activity 5: Alliterative experiences

Activity 6: Animal poems

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Work with your child to complete the brainstorming activities. Have your child orally complete the sentence writing and poem activity.

Activity too easy?

Write a picture book for a young friend, family member or student. Try to think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet. Write a poem for the animal using alliteration to create a humorous description. Illustrate your picture book and share it with the person you wrote it for.

Extension/Additional activity

There are lots of alliteration examples in books and poems. Your child might like to hunt for examples of alliteration in books and poems.

Activity sheet 4: Alliterative sentences

Instructions:

  1. Choose a focus sound.

  2. Write a list of each of the following types of words that begin with that sound: nouns, adjectives and verbs.

  3. Choose one of your nouns and write an alliterative sentence using some of the nouns and verbs.

Example: The prickly pineapple poked my poor pinkie finger.

Challenge: Write a paragraph that includes as many of the nouns, adjectives and verbs as you can!

Nouns

Adjectives

Verbs

Sentence using one of the nouns

Activity sheet 5: Alliterative experiences

Instructions:

  1. Use the picture provided or think of a scene that is familiar to you.

  2. Brainstorm a list of nouns that you would see and hear if you were in the scene.

  3. Choose one of the nouns you would see and one you would hear.

  4. Write an adjective, verb and adverb that would match each noun but make sure it starts with the same sound.

  5. Write a paragraph that uses alliteration to describe what you would see and hear.

Example: I see the sacred sun setting silently over the water. I hear the wild waves waiting wishfully for the surfers.

Challenge: Turn your paragraph into a diary entry for yourself or someone who is in the scene.

Nouns I see:

Nouns I hear:

Table 1: Identify a noun, adjective, verb and adverb for what you could see and hear in the image.

Action Noun Adjective Verb Adverb

I see

I hear

Write your paragraph below:

Activity 6: Animal alliteration

Instructions:

  1. Think of an animal.

  2. Think of an adjective, location and verb that start with the same sound as your animal.

  3. Write a sentence about your animal (remember that the last word in the sentence will need to rhyme with the last word in the next sentence).

  4. Repeat the process with a new animal.

  5. Read your poem to make sure it flows, includes alliteration and has a rhyme.

Example:

Slippery snakes are sliding silently through Samoan streets.

While ten terrifying tigers in Turkey are telephoning for their treats.

Challenge: Write and illustrate a picture book about animals using alliteration to make humorous poems about each animal.

First animal

Adjective

Location

Verb

Rhyming word

Second animal

Adjective

Location

Verb

Rhyming word

Write your poem

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