Awareness materials or experience
- After reading, Queen Quail is Quiet, the student gives the first letter of his or her name. The teacher turns to the page that corresponds and replaces the child's name for the noun when reading the passage.
- After reading Animalia and/or Dr. Seuss's ABC, each student picks a letter, either out of a bag, using a spinner, or just giving a letter. The teacher turns to the page that corresponds to the letter and reads it.
- Tongue Twister Lotto
Each student has a Lotto card with letters in each square. The teacher reads a tongue twister and the students mark the target letter/sound. For example, the teacher reads, "David's daddy's dog, didn't dig dirt in the dark."
The student would mark or cross off the letter "d".
- Name the sound worksheet
Put four to five pictures that begin with the same sound on a sheet. The student identifies the letter that the pictures begin with. For ready made pictures, visit the Articulation section and download the flash cards.
If the students are keen, see if they can make a tongue twister out of the picture names.
- Odd sound out Put four to five pictures that begin with the same sound on a sheet with one picture that begins with a different sound. The student identifies the picture that does not belong with the others. This can be completed as a worksheet or laminate and the student can mark through the answer. You can then wipe it clean for another student to use.
- Read the book, She Sells Seashells, A Tongue Twister Story, by Grace Kim (Scholastic, 1995). After each sentence, see if the students can name the letter that is alliterated in the sentence.
Whole Language Application
- Children can compose their own alliterations and write them with invented spelling. Use a variety of alphabet books to help them get started. Look for alphabet books that have multiple examples of familiar words to illustrate each letter, such as Dr. Seuss's ABC. Students can use the one sheet book to write and draw.
- For a resource on tongue twisters check out Twisted Alphabet: Tongue-Twisted Alphabet
Alliteration Tongue Twisters (pdf)