When I asked my students this week what they remembered the most from English class, many of the mentioned tongue twisters. Tongue twisters are an easy way to get students excited about learning new words and practicing pronunciation. During my first semester at SMANIKA, I used tongue twisters as a way to help my students quiet down at the beginning of class and to create structure in my lessons. All of them knew that when I walked into the classroom and started writing on the board, it was time to start focusing. We practice them word by word, together, and individually.
Here are some of the silly and fabulous tongue twisters my students learned this year. Hope they will be just as helpful in your classroom!
She sell seashells by the seashore.
Six sleek swans swim swiftly southwards.
Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.
Three gray geese grazing in the green grass.
A proper copper coffee pot.
Big black bugs bleed blue blood.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
Tiny Tim thanks Tom for terrific Thanksgiving turkey.
Merry Mary makes many marvelous movies.