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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!
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Fifth graders distinguish onomatopoeia. In this poetry lesson students search for onomatopoeia examples in poetry. Students determine a definition for onomatopoeia.
Learners write onomatopoeia poems. In this creative writing instructional activity, students listen to a picture book that introduces the concept of onomatopoeia. Learners create their own list of words and write a short poem using onomatopoeia.
Fifth graders investigate onomatopoeia. In this reading lesson, 5th graders create a list of onomatopoeic words from books read and brainstorm words of their own in small groups.
Students read a poem. In this literary devices instructional activity, students participate in an active poetry reading of "Onomatopoeia Rita". Students guess the percussion instruments described and act out the poem.
Fifth graders review their metaphor poems and mini posters and use magazine pictures to describe onomatopoeia. In this poetry lesson plan, 5th graders draw comic strips using onomatopoeia words.
Fifth graders are introduced to three sound elements used in poetry: onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhyme.
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.
Third graders create sentences. In this sentences lesson students use onomatopoeia words to write sentences. They make a movement to match their onomatopoeia word. The students discuss why an author might use onomatopoeia in their writing.
Students identify and create onomatopoeia. For 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.
Pupils read the books Moo Who? and Boo Hoo Moo and do language arts activities with them. In this language arts lesson plan, students are assigned activities based on the two books given. The activities include onomatopoeia activities, rhyming activities, music activities, researching animal activities, and cooking activities.
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.
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.
Student recite a provided poem, and point out to the listeners how the language used in the poem adds to its "flavor." They select a series of pictures from magazines and post them in collage fashion on a large piece of tagboard. Finally, they write captions under each picture using onomatopoeia.
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.
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.
Students explore the book Billy Brown and the Belly Button Beastie. For this verb, onomatopoeia, and syllable lesson, students pantomime verbs, read onomatopoeia from the story and clap out syllables. Students unscramble sentences from the story.
Students practice identifying literary devices by reading books by author Margie Palatini. In this literary devices lesson plan, students create a class list of onomatopoeic words found in the text then work to generate more examples on their own. More activities are included for students to investigate other literary elements such as alliteration and rhyme.
Students listen to the poem The Fourth from the book Where The Sidewalk Ends, and explore the literary technique of onomatopoeia. In this literary devices lesson, students discuss the meaning of the word onomatopoeia, then create a list of onomatopoeia words to use in an original poem.

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