A Little Alliteration

One of the objectives we’re working on this week {and last week} is alliteration.  There are SO many great books to read to introduce and cover this topic.  Some of our favorites are…


Shel Silverstein poems are great for alliteration, too!  My kids loved Picture Puzzle Piece, Noise Day, and Spoiled Brat :) the most!!  The beg me to read them on the daily :)

We talked a lot about alliteration last week and ended the week with a little alliterative writing after reading If You Were Alliteration.  We brainstormed a giant list of animals and then I had each of my firsties choose an animal to write about in an alliterative sentence.  The sentence could be silly or serious.  OF course, all of the writing I got back was definitely silly!  The kids had to write a sentence and then illustrate it. They loved this activity!!! 



I absolutely LOVED Julie Lee’s “All About Me Alliteration” activity, so I borrowed that idea and gave it a little twist.  Instead of having the kids write an alliterative sentence about themselves, I had them write one about a friend!  They thought this was the neatest idea!  They couldn’t wait to say silly things about their buddies.  I definitely chose partners so that the kids weren’t fighting over each other.  They did such an AWESOME job!!!  

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I created a little anchor chart today to hang up and display all of their alliterative animal sentences.  I haven’t started on that yet, but hopefully that will be up by the end of the week!  In the meantime, it’s sitting on the easel for reference.


As we were packing up to leave this afternoon, one of my sweeties said she couldn’t wait to do more alliteration activities.  “We get to do some more tomorrow, right Mrs. Carroll?!?!!?”  Ummmm…sure!  Have y’all seen any great ideas or do you do anything in your class you want to share?!  I’d love to add a few new things to the mix!


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  1. Too cute! I love your anchor chart!!! :)
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  2. As always... your chart is AMAZING. How cute is that guy. I WISH alliteration was one of our standards. It's one of my favorite Lang. Arts things.
    Loved your lesson ideas. Too cute.
    Dragonflies in First

  3. I love doing Alliteration!!
    Since I'm not back to work yet, I can't show you my stuff...BUT we do use tongue twisters for our fluency center for that week..they always love doing those!!

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  4. So cute!!!!! I'm so jealous of your artistic abilities...that's the CUTEST anchor chart!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. I loved everything about this post! EVERYTHING! We did alliteration briefly but not enough I think for it to stick, I can't wait to do the alliteration pals! They will be perfect for friendship week!
    Stories From Second

  6. You are always so cute! Thanks for being so sweet and sharing your wonderful ideas!

  7. I lOVE your anchor chart, especially the tied up tongue!

    Projects & Polkadots

  8. Love! (as usual!) Their writing is just precious!! Thanks for the book suggestions too!

    Kindergarten Is A Hoot

  9. I always love your anchor charts! Alliteration is so fun to teach. I just taught a lesson that you may like using Ten on a Sled and it teaches verbs and alliteration. It was pretty fun! Here's the link:


  10. Thanks for sharing your alliteration activity! How is that for alliteration!


  11. Thanks you guys!!

    @Jen R...tongue twisters for fluency....LOVE that idea!!!

    @Sarah Paul...that activity is SO stinkin' cute!! THANK YOU for sharing!! Just pinned it!!!

    Cara :)

  12. I LOVE you alliteration activities and anchor charts!

    If I drive to McKinney and baby-sit your boys will you make me some anchor charts??!!?? =)

    We have made alliteration sentences with M&M's and Skittles...m and s sentences of course! =) You glue them on for the beginning of each letter and eat some too!

    I would love for you to come check out my blenders and blender *freebie*...with the help of Cranky Crab and Flora Flamingo! =)

    Heather's Heart

  13. What a great idea! It's so funny you posted this today b/c during our predictable chart time... one of my kiddos said "There are eight pink ping pong balls." and I couldn't say "pink ping pong" for the life of me and the kids were laughing hysterically! We all had a pretty good chuckle! =)
    Under the Alphabet Tree

  14. Oh SNAPS!! These alliteration kids are TO DIE FOR!! And, you are so very artistic!
    sigh...the best I can do is stick kids. Boo! But, yay for the great alliteration ideas!
    Thank you!
    Kerri B

  15. I've said it before and I'll say it again....Your charts are to die for!!!!!!!!!

  16. WOW, another AMAZING chart! I wish I had just an teensy bit of your artistic ability!
    Finally in First

  17. I totally agree with Rachelle!! Your charts are amazing! I can't draw for beans!! Whenever I draw my kids laugh & say "what's that supposed to be?" SIGH.

    Color Me Kinder

  18. Your anchor chart is just the cutest! You are sooo talented!

  19. Hey Cara! Your chart is just TOO cute!! Here is a lesson that I posted last March while doing Dr. Seuss that is so much fun for alliteration. I'd love to have you check it out.


    Fun In First

  20. Adorable! I can see why they were excited to do more alliteration activities with you!! What do you use to get your primary writing lines on your printables? Is it a font or clipart?

  21. WOW!! Great chart and ideas!! Thank you! You should watch Mr. Poppers Penguins...one of the characters is perfect for teaching this!

  22. Thank you for sharing such cute ideas! I, too, am so jealous of your anchor chart talent!!! I wish I had an ounce of your artistic ability. :-)

    Primary Junction

  23. AWESOME anchor chart! Love seeing what you come up with.


  24. Hi! I just came across your blog and love it! (new follower) Your anchor chart is adorable! :) Come follow me for some math ideas and centers

  25. Your alliteration activities were so cute!! What a great way to incorporate the student's friendships into the alliterations by having them write one about a friend!! Too cute!!

  26. LOVE your chart! I'm brand new to blogging! LOVE your blog too! Thanks for sharing!

  27. You really should figure out a way to sell your anchor charts because I can't draw worth a flip and am always super jealous of your amazing talent ;)! Thanks for great ideas!

  28. Great ideas! I think I'll have to try them all :)
    Grade ONEderful

  29. I wish that I could draw like you
    ! Heck- I'd be happy enough to even draw the cute borders on your anchor charts!!!!

    I have to say that the knotted up tongue is MIGHTY impressive!

  30. Your alliteration chart is AMAZING! Very eye-catching. I love the activity also. I will definitely put this idea up for when we talk about alliteration. Thanks for sharing!

    Also, tag your it!

    Thinking Out Loud

  31. Thank you for the book recommendations!! I 'ordered' the books from the library for my two homeschool kids. :)

  32. just copied your alliteration chart and used it with my firsties today. they loved it! our principal was in my room for a behavior issue and then came back later with a guest to show it off. awesome! thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas. this is what working smarter, not harder is all about!