Alliteration is simply the repetition of words beginning with the same letter/sound.
Its hold on our senses begins as soon as we are made aware of language in childhood, with rhymes such as ‘Sing a Song of Sixpences’ and ‘A ring, a ring o’ roses’. Plus a host of alliterating characters from ‘Little Boy Blue’ to ‘Wee Willie Winkle’.
How can you use the power of alliteration in your clasroom?
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The children will love this quick writing exercise all about collective nouns.
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In this post, we are going to look at a poem by Shel Silverstein and give some ideas as to how it might be used.
This gives the children a chance to read some excellent poetry and then study it in detail and use what they discover to write poems of their own.
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Armed with a dictionary, a thesaurus and, of course, an atlas you are going to take your children on an exciting journey round the world in exactly 26 letters!
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Here is an intriguing game for you to play with your class. It’s all about words and sentences and is great fun!
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Here is a bunch of fascinating facts about the alphabet for you to share with your class. How many did you or they already know? My favourite is the letter ‘B’ being a nuisance letter!
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Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. In this post we will show you 10 ways you can explore rhyming with your children.
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What Is Semaphore?
This is a way of sending messages using flags.
These flags are usually square, each one divided diagonally, with each half in two contrasting colours, normally red and yellow.
The name comes from two Greek words: sema, meaning ‘sign’ and phero, meaning ‘to bear’ or ‘to carry’. So, put together, they mean a sign carrier.
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We all know about Peter Piper and the pickled peppers he picked but have you ever wondered what happened to those pickled peppers? Read on to find out and then get your class to create some alliterating tongue twister stories of their own.
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Anagrams can be great fun to decipher.
Imagine getting the children to combine that fun with the joy of learning their spellings!
These FREE task cards will help you do that.
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Here is a fun activity and a great way to get your class to tell you something about themselves.
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Did you know that in Germany, people hide their knives to make sure none of the returning spirits are harmed – or seek to harm them! Or that originally people carved turnips not pumpkins. Read on to find out more.
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