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.