Sitting down to with Maxine to read her library book from school, I began by reading the title (Big Cats) and author (something like Simon Scholls). To which Maxine said something very much like, "That's alliteration!" (She definitely said a much more Rugratsy version, but she knew what she was talking about!) First grade ain't what it used to be. I can remember when I learned about alliteration and I'm pretty sure I was in 9th grade at the time.
(Don't get me started how she actually knows what onomontopeia is too ... by the time she's in third grade I'm afraid I'll have to hire a tutor to help her with her homework because her abilities will far exceed mine. And I used to be a nearly straight A student!)
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