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Awareness of Alliteration: Enhancing Writing Through Mentor Texts

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Awareness of Alliteration: Enhancing Writing Through Mentor Texts

Grade 1
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 20–40 minute presession and six 20–40 minute sessions
Lesson Author

International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps





  • Copies of the following books featuring alliteration:

    • Animalia by Graeme Base

    • Ellsworth’s Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes by Valorie Fisher

    • Walter Was Worried by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    • If You Were Alliteration by Trisha Speed Shaskan

    • The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

  • Computers with Internet access and a projector

  • Chart paper and markers

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ABC Match

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

ABC Match

ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. Students match initial letters with pictures, playing either with a timer or without.


Alphabet Organizer

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.


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Alphabet Organizer

Grades   K – 5  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.


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  1. Collect one copy of each of the mentor texts featuring alliteration, as listed in the materials section. You may wish to include additional alphabet/alliteration books in your classroom library for students to read during their independent reading time.

  2. Gather chart paper and markers for modeling.

  3. Bookmark the ABC Match and the online Alphabet Organizer interactive tools on the computers. If using tablet devices, download the Alphabet Organizer mobile app.

  4. Print out the Alphabet Book Planning Sheet, and make a copy for each student.

  5. Print out the Alliteration Assessment Checklist, and make a copy for each student.

  6. Ensure paper and writing supplies are available for students to use to print and illustrate their alphabet books.

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