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?
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 find some fun games to play.
Here’s a recipe you can try at home with your family.
Click below to listen to our fantastic 1st graders sing a song about Dr. Seuss. Enjoy!
The Kindergarten classes have worked very hard on their retellings. They have practiced beginning, middle, and end. The students also talked about details of a story. Take a look at their written retellings complete with pictures. Listen as they each narrate their project.
We love Green Eggs and Ham! Our Kindergarten classes listened to the story and practiced their retelling skills. We talked about beginning, middle, and end. The children used Kid Pix 4 to illustrate their retelling with drawing tools or stamps. Then they showed us their Kindergarten writing by making text to go along with their pictures. We hope you enjoy our projects!
hi,Sam here…..I liked the book “Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess because the cat wore a tie and a hat. My favorite part of the book was when the house got messy and they cleaned his mess before he went away. Very Funny!! It is an easy book for a beginning reader.