One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is Fox in Socks. I just love the silly tongue twister tales. Let’s have some fun in the style of this awesome author by writing and reading some of our own. Many tongue twisters use alliteration. Alliteration is repeating a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases. Try this strategy. Choose a letter to focus on for your alliteration. Brainstorm a list of 10-12 adjectives, nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech that begin with this letter. Try to create a short story using these words in a combination of simple and complex sentences. Share your tongue twister in a comment so we can try out your tricky tale.
Here are 2 that Mrs. Moore tried.
The bright, blue balloon broke loose from boy’s box.
Boy used broom to bring bright, blue balloon back to box.
Silly boy. Bright, blue balloons don’t go back in box.
Skunk skipped to the Slippers and Shiny Shoes Store.
Skunk shouted when she spotted six, slick, slimy shoes.
Should she show the shoes to the shoppers or
Should she stop and sling the shoes into the sink?
She should stop.
Some shoes slipping. Some shoes sliding.
Skunk shook the slimy shoes ’til the strings swung into the sink
Slowly she stood on a stool, scooped up the shoes, and shoved them onto the shelf.
She began to shout and spout , “Now she can show me the shiny shoes!”
Share one of your own tongue twister tales.
What’s a strategy we should use when writing with alliteration?
|Print article||This entry was posted by Mrs. Moore on March 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm, and is filed under Mrs. Moore. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
about 3 weeks ago - 4 comments
This is a student post by Emily and Claire for Mr. Mannell (and a short video for all of our readers!) You can visit Mr. Mannell’s site, Extended Comments for Students, by clicking here. * We are so thankful for the video you sent us! The student performers did a great job! We can tell More >
about 1 month ago - 25 comments
Today, the Techie Kids had a wonderful surprise! We received a package in the mail from the fabulous, Mr. Mannell (@RossMannell). He has been doing an amazing job of supporting my 3rd through 8th grade bloggers. Here are the first comments that we shared on our Winter in Michigan post. * Here are the links More >
about 2 months ago - 7 comments
We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month! Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we More >
about 2 months ago - 18 comments
Hooray! Hooray! It’s Skyping Day! Today our first group of Techie Kids had their first chance to Skype while they were at school. We were able to meet Mrs. Kistler and the 49er’s. We were so excited! This year, 3rd graders learn about our great state of Michigan. We have worked hard to find out More >
about 2 months ago - 4 comments
Blogging is simply amazing! Thank you for helping us learn about our world and how technology lets us make connections in ways that weren’t possible before. . Our Winter in Michigan post received 86 comments. Our readers commented from 15 different locations, 6 different states in the U.S., 6 different countries, on 4 different continents. More >
about 3 months ago - 93 comments
As we have been discovering different blogs around the world, we began to notice a few things about the weather. Some of us were talking about the cold temperatures and all the snow we’ve been getting like, Mr. Avery’s class and Mr. Salsich’s class, and the snow we are hoping to get, Mrs. Watson’s class. More >
about 4 months ago - 27 comments
The Techie Kids have been working hard in our computer lab. We’ve learned about Internet Safety, avatars, digital footprints, keyboarding, word processing, presentations, animations, spreadsheets, research skills, images, and citations. Whew, that’s not bad for only 40 minutes once per week! We are finally ready to begin blogging! Last week, we discussed some of the features More >
about 11 months ago - 4 comments
Don’t you know that it’s all about the genres? The Techie Kids do. Here’s a project that we started back during “March Is Reading Month.” After seeing what Amy Burvall creates for her high school History students, Mrs. Moore was inspired to try a small scale version with our elementary classes. We hope you are More >
about 1 year ago - 6 comments
about 1 year ago - 46 comments
The Techie Kids love celebrating March is Reading Month. We always begin by wishing Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday! Our students (and teachers) enjoy dressing up in our beloved character gear and reading our favorite rhyming texts. * Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! on PhotoPeach * Visit Seussville to find out more about Theodor Seuss Geisel and More >