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KS2 Assonance Worksheet

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This worksheet is an excellent way for KS2 pupils to revise and practise using assonance. It contains assonance examples and five different challenges, which can be tackled during one lesson or spread over a number of teaching sessions.

Questions encourage creative responses as well as revision, and include interesting images to stimulate ideas.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand

Circle the pairs of words which show assonance. Circle the words which create assonance in these sentences. Write two more words which share assonance with the examples.

  • Explain

Explain, using your own words, what assonance is. Why do we use assonance in our writing? Create an example to prove your point.

  • Test

Tick the sentences which include assonance. Complete the sentences, adding words which create assonance with the word in bold. What vowel sounds are repeated to create assonance in the example sentences?

  • Challenge

Write 3 sentences about the image. Each sentence should contain an example of assonance.

  • Apply

Imagine that you are a witness to a gunfight between two cowboys. Write an exciting passage about their fight. Include and underline examples of assonance to enhance your writing.

What is assonance?

Assonance is the repetition of a pattern of similar vowel sounds within a sentence. It can be used in poetry to produce a rhyme across a whole sentence.

Assonance examples

Try to light a fire.
Go and mow the lawn.
The cat had a snack.

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