Alliteration Activities for Middle School

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Alliteration is everywhere, and the more extreme examples are fun, and at times hilarious. There are many activities that we can use to keep our students engaged as we teach them about alliteration. Check out a few of these ideas for middle schoolers.

Alliteration Activities

Although it is sometimes seen as a cheap trick, the truth is that alliteration is common in everyday life. You find it in dozens of advertisements, in poetry, in names of businesses, and even subtly in fictional books, and TV. With lots of examples, it opens the door to all kinds of fun ways to teach the subject. Here are a few ideas for alliteration activities, appropriate for your middle school classroom.

Sell It

Since alliteration is so commonly used in advertisements, one activity that can help is having students create their own. Put students into groups, and have each group come up with a product to sell. Once they've designed the product, they must sell that product to the class through an advertisement. They can act out the scene, sing a jingle, do a dance, whatever they want. The only rule is that they must use several examples of alliteration in the advertisement. Since this is exactly how alliteration is often used in the real world, this is great practice for students.

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