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How To Have Fun With Alliteration and Tongue Twisters

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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If The World Was Crazy, What Might It Look Like?

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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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Using Poetry In Your Classroom

If you are not using poetry in your classroom on a regulat basis then this is the post for you!

Hopefully by the time you get to the end you will be energised to introduce more poetry activities to your children.

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Can You Create Some Awesome New Superstitions?

Imagine what some of the well-known, if somewhat silly, superstitions might look like if they were rewritten to make sense!

Your children are going to enjoy listening to David’s ‘Sensible Superstitions’ and then working through the suggestions below to create their some of their own.

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Here Is A Fun Poetry Writing Idea To Try With Your Class

What Is Tetractys Poetry?

The tetractys is a triangular figure consisting of ten points arranged in four rows: one, two, three, and four points in each row, which is the geometrical representation of the fourth triangular number. It was an important mystical symbol to the secret worship of the Pythagoreans.

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