Hi Im a student teacher and need some advice please. I'm going to teach year 4 a lesson on alliteration. I'm going to start of by giving each table a sheet of paper with a letter on it and get them to write down lots of describing words that begin with that letter. Then I will bring them on the carpet and we will discuss what alliteration means and we will analyse an alliteration poem - Peter Plunketts's Trumpet. It's the main actvity which I am struggling on. I don't know which activity is better to use or if they are in fact any good. I was thinking of getting the children to write a poem using alliteration based on the letter of their first name, so simmilar to the Peter Plunkett poem. I will model this to them so that they understand. Should I tell the children to make sure they include an adjective and verb in each line e.g. Sleepy Sam slept all day or should I not do this? Should I get them to write 1 verse or 4 verses? Or should I give each child a letter and get them to think of an animal that begins with that letter and write a poem using alliteration of that letter e.g. for A - The amazing ant ate an apple. In terms of differentiation I was thinking of getting the children with S.E.N to do the activity as a table. Hope somebody can help!