Age Range: 5 to 11
After your super idea to teach Onomatopoeia, I thought
I'd pass on my idea for Alliteration in our Speech and Drama classes.
The class forms a circle and we throw a soft ball (Koosh ball is best!) saying our name and something we like beginning with the same sound. eg. I say "I'm Mrs Speculand and I like Smarties!!!!"
Then I give each child a piece of scrap paper and they can are told to tear it up and drop it on the floor. Some say they have made a mess, some say it's rubbish and someone will say it's LITTER.
Then I ask the sound of the first letter of the alphabet - that's "A" as in apple (not the letter "A" as in ape)
Then I ask where the train stops to pick up passengers - answer "at the station!"
a - litter - ation!
I hope your teachers find the idea as much fun as my pupils - even the 5 year olds remember this big 3 syllable word.
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