Ms. McDermott came in for another visit last week. She introduced us to Alliteration. Alliteration is when two or more words begin with the same letter or sound. For example Dressy Daffodils. Over the 3 days with Ms. McDermott we heard several terrific books that have lots of alliteration through out the story. My favorite story is The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. It is a hilarious tale about a tennis ball that rolls down a hole.
Our activity centered around our names. We paired the kids up and they helped one another figure out a great alliteration for their names. Next we decided to have kids create a heart with their names, a place they liked, a person they liked and a thing they liked. Then we helped them create alliterations for all 4. They turned out terrific! (Oh an alliteration there.) I love to see the kids start to discover alliterations every where now. Some kids start to incorporate it into their writing. It's so fun.