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Lesson Plan

Alliteration All Around

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Rebecca Olien

Rebecca Olien

Ashland, Oregon


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





  • Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak (HarperTrophy, 1991)

  • Computers with Internet access

  • Copies of picture books by Pamela Duncan Edwards (see Alliteration Booklist)

  • Dictionaries

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Acrostic Poems

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.


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1. Collect copies of Pamela Duncan Edwards' alliterative picture books (see Alliteration Booklist).

2. Gather a collection of tongue twister books (see Alliteration Booklist for suggestions). Also, locate a copy of Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak.

3. Bookmark the Acrostic Poems interactive tool on your classroom or school computers, and familiarize yourself with the tool. (If you experience difficulty, make sure that computers have the most recent version of the Flash plug-in, which can be downloaded for free from the ReadWriteThink Technical Help page.)

4. Print copies of How to Write a Newfangled Tongue Twister by Bruce Lansky. You may even want to try your hand at writing a tongue twister. Students will enjoy hearing an original tongue twister by you!

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