Reflection: High Expectations What is Alliteration? - Section 2: Activity

 

It was surprising to note that it was the higher performing students who had a harder time with this activity than the lower performing students - the on grade level students did well too. The higher performing students worked too hard at trying to make their sentences make sense. As a result their sentences included much less alliteration than the lower performing students.

The on grade level and lower performing students were more concerned with trying to get as many words with the same initial sound as possible. As a result their did not make much sense, but then not many of Dr. Seuss sentences made sense either.

This activity definitely required an adult to sit at this station. Their assistance was mainly needed to help students stay focused on coming up with random words with the same initial sound. Then they helped students put those words into some sort of order to make a sentence.

The students really liked this activity and they loved reading their sentences to their peers during rug time.   

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What is Alliteration?

Unit 7: Dr. Seuss Week
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: Students will be able to practice grade level phonics by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.

Big Idea: Creating nonsense sentences allows students to practice alliteration skills.

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