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Task 2 & 3

Tongue Twisters
Grade Levels: 2 - 6
Objectives
Students will practice reading and pronouncing words.
Materials
Pens, paper
Tongue Twister handout (see lesson)
Procedure
1. Give students the Tongue Twister handout.
2. Have students read sentences individually.
3. Pupils read the tounge twister after teacher.
4. Ask students to write their own tongue twisters.
5. Pupils read their own tounge twister in front of the class


Tongue Twisters are long phrases or sentences that are difficult to say, especially fast.
Children learn them for fun. Language learners can use tongue twisters as part of their
studies. Some argue that tongue twisters are not natural because such patterns do not
usually occur in everyday conversation. However, just as dancers, athletes, and musicians
perform exercises to warm-up their muscles and develop fluidity, students can use tongue
twisters for enjoyable pronunciation practice.







The tounge twister
1. Twenty Tongue-Tying Tongue Twisters to Twist
Your Tongue a Ton
2. If a noisy noise annoys an onion, an
annoying noisy noise annoys an onion more!
3. Please peel this peck of pickled peppers Peter
Piper picked.
4. Surely Shirley shall sell Sheila's seashells by
the seashore.
5. Which witch wishes to switch a witch
wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch?
6. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if
a woodchuck could chuck wood?
7. The skunk sat on a stump and thunk the
stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk
stunk.
8. The butter Betty Botter bought could make
her batter bitter, so she thought she'd better
buy some better butter!
9. Not many an anemone is enamored of an
enemy anemone.
10. Five fine Florida florists fried fresh flat
flounder fish fillet.







How to create a tounge twister

Step 1
Find alliteration for the words you will be using. Alliterating words are words that
start with the same letter and sound. Here's some examples: "Chalky Chimneys"
"Cute Cupid" "Perfect Platypus" This will make the tongue twister harder to say.

Step 2
Find good words with close sounds. Even if the words don't have alliteration,
words with close sounding sounds are hard to say. Example: Toy Boat. This tongue
twister has two 'O' sounds which are close sounding.

Step 3
Find words that start and end, or even have the same letters in the
middle.Example: Bungee Buggy. This one's hard because of the 'U's and the 'G's.

Step 4
Brainstorm and write your ideas down. After you write lots down, say them out
loud ten times fast. Keep your best ones.






Task 4

By their very nature, tongue twisters are challenging to say. With their
repetitive use of similar sounding sounds, words and syllables, they can trip up the
tongues of even the most articulate individuals. However, as fun as they are, tongue
twisters have a very practical application. As such, tongue twisters can be used to
treat speech problems in speech therapy, and help reduce the prominence of a
foreign accent. This use of tongue twisters in speech therapy is universal for all ages
and users.

Speech Therapy Exercises Incorporate Tongue Twisters
There many uses and drills for speech therapy, which include more traditional
uses such as treating stutters, lisps or reducing the presence of a foreign accent, to
even treating and recovering the use of verbal speech in individuals who have
suffered strokes, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries. People who use tongue
twisters in speech therapy exercise the muscles in their mouth, enabling clearer
pronunciation, overall clearer speech patterns, and an easier time pronouncing
previously difficult syllables. The use of tongue twisters can also make speech
therapy drills more of an enjoyable game, particularly for children. Even individuals
who have long surpassed their difficulties in speech continue to use tongue twisters
as a warm-up exercise, especially individuals in the public realm such as actors,
politicians, motivational speakers and other professions such as priests, teachers,
scientists, and college students.
Often times when used as an exercise, the tongue twister is spoken slowly, in
order to give the individual time to speak it correctly with proper pronunciation and
articulation. and master the saying at a comfortable speed. After that, the speed
increases until the person is able to say the tongue twister at various speeds with out
tripping up their tongue. One recommendation is to read the twisters aloud, or
practice in front of mirror until the flow of the words, the tone and the correct
pronunciation andarticulation becomes second nature. Sometimes the exercise is
turned into a game, especially important when dealing with children who can become
bored of the normal drills.
23 Terrifically Tough and Trying Tongue Twisters have been written
specifically for speech therapy in children and their families, helping dull, repetitive
drills become fun and silly games for the whole family to enjoy. Try making your
games and exercises with the help of these zany and challenging, tongue-trippers,
and see the results in not only a childs speech, but also possibly your own.