Alliteration and Assonance Lesson Plan

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Scholars analyze the poem My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Ken Nesbitt in order to locate examples of alliteration and assonance. After reading the poem, alliterative words are underlined and assonant words are circled. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have lesson copies available for early finishers to complete after other tasks 
  • Review the poem as a class, go over each word participants underlined and circled, and discuss
Classroom Considerations

  • One page, black and white copies are required 
  • The poem's content is violent 
Pros

  • Encourages participants to follow directions 
  • A hint supports pupils in need of additional support 
Cons

  • None