Here it is the first Wednesday of the new year... and time to get Back To The Blog. I got distracted by other tasks, work and website activities, but this year I have had my work hours cut back and I will have Wednesdays free... so I intend to write something here each Wednesday.
I thought of calling my posts Wednesday Weekly Words of Wisdom,Weird Wednesdays,or Wednesday's Work (you can tell I like alliteration!), but I have decided to just aim for "Wednesday Words".
This week, I'll focus on alliteration. This is a fun and easy activity for children, and it helps them to begin to recognise a basic element of phonological awareness: 'beginning sounds'.
Children love to hear and even make up alliterations using their own name, friends' and family members' names, etc.
You can find some simple poems I have made up using children's names on poems-for-children.webs.com.
Many of these use alliteration.
Tongue-twisters also use alliteration. You can download a list of tongue-twisters (at least one for each alphabet letter) here:
Free Download: Alphabet Tongue Twisters
Free printable worksheet: here is a Tongue Twister worksheet to print -