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year 4 alliteration.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by taspat, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. 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!

     
  2. 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!

     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Your ideas are good. Stop panicking. I would use the
    for your HA & must write 1 verse with a challenge of writing another verse.
    Your idea of
    should also work well.
     

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