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Onomatopoeia Teacher Resources
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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.
Explore onomatopoeia by listening for sounds as learners walk around the school building, sharing their observations. In this figurative language instructional activity, they will describe what they heard as the teacher records observations on chart paper. The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is read aloud and onomatopoeia is noted. Learners generate and write onomatopoeia to complete a patterned text.
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.
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations. Use it to introduce or review literary terms with your class, and consider creating a guide for learners to follow along with.
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.
Nonfiction texts about people on the move provide young readers with an opportunity to examine not only the problem-solving strategies employed by immigrants, but to also find examples of figurative language these writers use to tell their stories. Embedded in the lesson are handouts covering onomatopoeia and alliteration. In order to assess comprehension, a response chart is included.
Learners 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.