These worksheets will help introduce alliteration to your students, with practice sets and exercises.

Beginning writers are often given the advice “Always avoid annoying alliteration,” but it, along with the related tools of assonance and consonance, can be a powerful tool to help set the mood and rhythms of your stories and (especially) poetry. These worksheets will have students identifying and creating alliteration in practice sentences using prompts, excerpts from literature, and given words and phrases. Answer keys have been provided when necessary.

Project idea: Have your students try to write an original tongue twister to practice constructing alliterative sentences. Give awards for most difficult, funniest, etc.

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Sort and Fill Worksheet

Often the repeated sound is at the beginning of each word. Underline the alliteration in each sentence.

Writing with Prompts

Write a sentence that uses alliteration, based on each prompt.

Alliterating Adjectives

Add a noun to each adjective to create a phrase that uses alliteration

Letter Me Crazy

Practice alliteration by creating an alliterative phrase for each letter provided.

Identification Worksheet

Identify the alliteration in each sentence. On the line, write the letter sound(s) that is repeated.

Creating Alliteration

Alliteration creates both rhythm and mood that can suggest things to the reader. It also focuses the reader’s attention on particular words.

Rewrites

Rewrite each sentence, adding alliteration to the underlined word. You may add as many words to each sentence as you like.

In Advertising

As you go about your day, take notice of the alliteration around you in brand names, company names, advertising slogans, etc.

In Literature

The lines below are the third stanza of the poem "The Witch of Atlas" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Write down each example of alliteration that you find.

Have Fun With It Worksheet

Alliteration creates a musical effect that makes reading more pleasurable. It calls the readers attention to certain phrases, and the writer or poet can use alliteration to make a point, or to connote meaning to the reader.

Using Grammar for Creation

Use various parts of speech to make and impact phrase.

What We Know

We take a full on scholar approach to examining this topic.

The Name Game

art by writing down everyone's name. Then complete the table by writing your sentences. Take turns sharing your sentences with the class. Vote on the best sentence for each name!

A Book

Underline the lines of the poem that employ the use of alliteration.

Four Examples

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