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Encourage Your Children To Have Fun With Alliteration

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? Continue reading “Encourage Your Children To Have Fun With Alliteration”

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Writing Poetry By Counting Syllables

Using syllable counts to write poetry is an ancient art and one that can be fun to emulate.

The tight format is something that many writers, young and old, find helpful. Continue reading “Writing Poetry By Counting Syllables”