Texas Gulf Coast "Tidal Tongue Twisters"

4th Grade Activity - Teacher Directions

Summary

Students learn about coastal wildlife and create tongue twisters.

Background:

A familiar tongue twister known to all is: "Sally sells seashells on the seashore!" There are certainly many seashells, particularly the state shell, the Lightning Whelk, which can be found on the shores along the Gulf of Mexico. But what about the other living things found in this region? Sea turtles, alligators, fiddler crabs, spoonbills, and other waterfowl, not to mention palm trees!

Skills:

Language Arts: Composition, Alliteration

Materials:

• Paper
• Pencils

Procedure:

  1. Review information about this region with students.
  2. Incorporating the new knowledge students have gained, ask them to create tongue twisters about the region or the wildlife found within.

Examples:

The state seashell is seen on the seashore!

Remarkable reptiles repose on rugged rocks!

Sea turtles take time to travel thousands of miles!

 

Activity developed for TPWD by Vicki Almour.


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