If you are wondering, alliteration is the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words (as in "wild and wooly" or "babbling brook"). When a writer uses an excessive amount of alliteration, he/she creates a tongue twister. To say the least, Fox in Socks definitely contains an "excessive" amount of alliteration. I am
If Fox in Socks is new to you, this fun video tells the story:
My students really enjoyed watching this, and they were quick to tell me that my "Mr. Knox" voice wasn't as good as the one in the video. They were absolutely correct. ;)
We also have Dr. Seuss hats and crazy socks to coincide with our week in "Seussville."
All in all, our week is off to a great start. I will try to share other snippets of Fox in Socks adventures with you each day this week.
I'll leave you with a few of my favorite comments/questions from today:
"Mrs. Tally, do we have math this afternoon? If we do, you know it can really only be Seussville math. I just can't do anything else today."
"That crazy fox better learn to be nice, or he'll never get to second grade."
"Mrs. Tally, I don't think I should say those tongue-twisters. I have a loose tooth."
"Since we're talking about socks today, don't you think we should leave our shoes off all day?"