Reflection: Standards Alignment Don't Worry-Alliteration & Onomatopoeia Help Us - Section 4: Teacher's Turn


The real crux is this lesson is for students to discover that authors purposefully use these poetry features (rhyming, repeating words, onomatopoeia, alliteration, etc) to add meaning to poetry and help us enjoy the text. I want to highlight this throughout the lesson - these are not just fun to read, these add meaning to the text.

The Common Core Standards shift the focus about poetry from 'reading and memorizing for fluency and information' to 'describing how words and phrases supply meaning in a story, poem or song'. The students' ability to examine the text and describe the author's intent in the use of this wording is what allows them to better understand poetry. (RL.2.4)

Here is our discussion about the author's purpose for alliteration.  Take time with your kids to always explore the author's purpose. This reflection will make them better readers and ultimately, better writers who add purpose to their own work. One of my students really had some great comments about this. Here's her reflection on alliteration.

We also talked about why the author uses repeating words. Talk out loud about author's purpose. Then you can reflect back on this when you read informational text, stories and other kinds of literature.

  Standards Alignment: looking at the author's purpose
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Don't Worry-Alliteration & Onomatopoeia Help Us

Unit 14: Poetry-Rhythm, Rhyme, Repeated Words-Let's Look at Different Kinds of Poetry
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT describe how words and phrases, including alliteration and onomatopoeia, supply rhythm and meaning in a poem.

Big Idea: Warthogs help kids learn about alliteration and onomatopoeia.

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, onomatopoeia, Poetry, 2nd Grade, alliteration, Worrywarts
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