These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising the use of consonance at KS2. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.
Students identify word pairs showing consonance, circle letters that create consonance and suggest two words that share consonance with two existing words.
‘What effect does the repetition of soft consonant sounds have on a reader? Give an example.’
Students identify sentences that include consonance and complete three partial sentences with words that create consonance with specific words.
Students write three short sentences, each containing an example of consonance, in response to an image prompt.
‘Imagine that you are suddenly transported from a calm and peaceful setting to a place of chaos. How do you feel? What has happened? Write a passage about your experience. Use examples of soft consonance in one part and hard consonance in another to highlight the contrast between these places.’
What is consonance?
Consonance occurs when identical or similar consonants are repeated in neighbouring words with different vowel sounds. It can help to think of consonance as a counterpart to the repetition of vowel sounds termed ‘assonance’.
- came - home
- lumpy - bumpy
- pitter - patter
- swing - thing
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should continue to add to their knowledge of linguistic terms, including those to describe grammar, so that they can discuss their writing and reading.