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Some words actually sound like their meaning. When this happens, it's known as onomatopoeia. Learners look at a series of pictures, and match up a bunch of words with the pictures they sound like. For example, the word buzz would go with the picture of a bee. Then, they choose from the same word bank to answer four other questions about omomatopoeia. A good language arts worksheet!
Give this literacy worksheet to your beginning readers to help them draw out key details and retell in their own words. They read a short fantasy story about a bear in space which includes dialogue, onomatopoeia, and a simple story line. Then, learners tell it in their own words and answer three comprehension questions by circling pictures. While no writing is involved, scholars get practice answering questions and making inferences.
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list. Poems can be posted around the room or in hallways. Learners are assessed on their accuracy in finding the literary terms on the checklist.
Thud! Squiff! Create sound effects with words. Introduce your youngsters to onomatopoeia with these fun, rainy-day poems. They write down sound words, discussing rhythm and rhyme. You can also incorporate the author's use of capital letters and structure as an objective here. Remember to have scholars say the words aloud if they can.
Students identify and create onomatopoeia. In this poetry writing lesson, students are shown examples of onomatopoeia and are given comic books and newspapers to find examples of onomatopoeia. Each student creates a full page ad for a magazine to advertise products by using onomatopoeia.
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification. They can then develop their own plots using figurative language.
Introduce your scholars to onomatopoeia and alliteration using a language elements worksheet. They examine six sound words and match them to four pictures. Next, learners read two examples of alliteration and write one of their own. They also read a poem that demonstrates how words can be funny. Consider letting writers create their own funny poem. This worksheet doesn't introduce the proper figurative language terms.
Eighth graders complete a worksheet on onomatopoeia. In this spelling lesson, 8th graders review the concept of onomatopoeia. The attached worksheet for students includes a word-search of thirty onomatopeic words. Although the lesson is suggested for 8th graders, it could be used with younger students as well.
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts experienced by the characters in the story, and annotate them by color. From their findings, pupils can create their own story with a narrative structure similar to structures used by a professional.
Students are introduced to onomatopoeias and practice using them in their writings. As a class, they participate in an activity in which they make noises and create a picture of what is happening in their minds. They share their lastest writing piece and use onomatopoeias when appropriate.
Seventh graders examine Latin suffixes in the the phonics portion of this lesson plan. Next, in guided practice they create as many words as possible for each suffix. They examine the literary devices of alliteration and onomatopoeia in the text comprehension section before orally presenting the poem "The Bells" to another classmate.
Ninth graders discover and discuss the poetic devices of alliteration & onomatopoeia. They have fun making silly rhymes and tongue twisters using alliteration. Then they identify examples of onomatopoeia in modern graphic novels, comic books and animated films. They write original examples of each.
Using Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root as a model, guide your primary readers through the writing process (with an emphasis on story structure) to craft an imaginary field trip story rich in onomatopoeia. Links to student models, interactive instructions, lists of onomatopoeic words, and a drafting sheet are included.