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Alliteration Activities

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 used in everything from advertisements to poetry. Help students learn what it is, and practice identifying and using it with a few of these alliteration activities.

Alliteration Activities

Alliteration is often viewed as a cheap trick. It can be a way of drawing attention to a sentence or making an advertisement more engaging, and its use tends to be avoided in proper literature and storytelling. But the truth is that alliteration is an important tool. Whether you're using it in poetry or to create advertisements, it's something everyone should know about. Help your students practice using and identifying alliteration by trying out a few of these activities.

Commercial Creators

For this activity, put students into groups, and give each group a different product to advertise. The students must create an advertisement or commercial for that product containing as much alliteration as possible. This could be done by creating a poster, or students could act out an advertisement and record it. These advertisements and commercials can then be presented to the class. Either way, award bonus points for groups that did a particularly impressive job of including large amounts of alliteration in their ad. Creativity is encouraged.

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