Tootin twisters!

Do you ever give students tongue twisters when working on articulation?

Did you know that it can be incredibly helpful?

Well, if you do (and it IS a good idea) or you would like to try them, here are some which use the ‘t’ ‘k’ ‘d’ and ‘g’ consonants…


“T” twisters

A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot;
Said the two to the tutor,
Is it harder to toot, or
To tutor two tooters to toot?

Tea for the thin twin tinsmith.

He says that a two twice-twisted twine twisted twice twists twice as tight as a one once-twisted twine twisted twice.
But I say that a two twice-twisted twine twisted twice does not twist as tight as a one once-twisted twine twisted twice.

Twelve trim twin-track tapes.
Twelve trim twin-track tapes.
Twelve trim twin-track tapes.


“K” twisters

Captain Kangaroo’s carefully crunching crunchy candy corn

Keenly cleaning copper kettles. Keenly cleaning copper kettles. Keenly cleaning copper kettles.

Come kick six sticks quick


“D” Twisters

How much dew could a dewdrop drop if a dewdrop did drop dew?

When a doctor gets sick and another doctor doctors him, does the doctor doing the doctoring have to doctor the doctor the way the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored, or does the doctor doing the doctoring of the doctor doctor the doctor as he wants to do the doctoring?


“G” Twisters

Cows graze in droves on grass that grows on grooves in groves.

Gale’s great glass globe glows green.

The glum groom grew glummer.

The cruel ghoul cooks gruel.