Lesson Plan

Alliteration in Poems

Students are introduced to the term alliteration and asked to create their own examples of alliteration as well as find examples of alliteration in poems.
Jamie S.
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Duquesne Elementary School
Duquesne, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math

Students will be able to:

define alliteration and find examples of alliteration in poetry.

create sentences that contain examples of alliteration.

write complete sentences with correct punctuation.

write a poem keeping with one central theme.

incorporate three examples of alliteration into the poem.

English Language Arts
Grades 6 – 8
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1 Hook

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Watch the following short video and define aliteration. 


2 Instruction

On the interactive board, write some fill-in-the-blank alliteration examples. 

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3 Independent Practice

Students will work in groups to create a poem using images and words you seen on online sources. Much like scrapbooking, students will search for material to inspire a poem. Students can use images and words from the same sites as well as use words from a variety of site to complete their poem.  Students can use Word Mover to create their poem.

Guidelines: 1. Use at least 25 words in your poem.

2. Use complete sentences that make sense.

3. Use correct punctuation.

4. Include at least three examples of alliteration in your poem.

5. Stay with one central theme.

6. Must be appropriate.


4 Wrap Up

Students can publish their writing and share with peers and even parents using Pages. Students will submit final product to teacher using DropBox.