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Making Alliteration Accessible

Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Analyzing Alliteration lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Analyzing Alliteration lesson plan.



Students will be able to identify texts containing alliteration.


Students will be able to identify alliteration with descriptive adjectives and nouns using peer practice and support.


(2 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceT-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and NounsIdentifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and NounsVocabulary Cards: Making Alliteration AccessibleGlossary: Making Alliteration Accessible
  • Write this sentence on the board: "Rosy's going riding on her red rhinoceros."
  • Call on students to share their observations about this sentence.
  • Guide students to see that this sentence contains the repetition of the beginning consonant sound R.
  • Explain to students that the repetition of beginning consonant sounds in a group of closely connected words is called alliteration. Show students the vocabulary card for "alliteration" and post it onto the board.
  • Tell students that today they will be learning to identify alliteration in texts.

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