Identify and create alliteration patterns in texts.
This worksheet is best used as an independent practice to support the alliteration section of your literary devices lesson.
In the first section of the worksheet, students will read through a set of sentences and decide which ones use alliteration. In the second section, they will choose from a word bank the term that best completes the alliterative phrase. Finally, students will write 2 complete sentences with their own examples of alliteration.
Alliteration Worksheet Scaffolding and Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this alliteration exercise as a:
- Reading station/center activity
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can be given a page without the word bank so that they have to come up with their own alliterations. They can also write silly paragraphs using alliteration throughout for extra practice.
Students who need extra support can be pulled into guided instruction, with the extra words removed from the word bank to further narrow their focus.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their writing notebooks.
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This resource was created by Kelli Goffredi, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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