Alliteration Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

Jason has 20 years of education experience including 14 years of teaching college literature.

Alliteration is one of the first literary devices that students learn to recognize. Using an informative text lesson and a fun activity, this lesson plan will help you teach this literary device in a playful way that promotes creativity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define alliteration
  • find examples of alliteration in poetry
  • write poetry using alliteration


45 - 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.


  • 1 - 2 books written in an alliterative style
  • Cards or slips of paper for each consonant in the alphabet

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