In this onomatopoeia instructional activity, students read the directions and examples for this literary device. Students brainstorm, then write some sentences. Finally they write a comic strip using onomatopoeia, and illustrate it.
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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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Onomatopoeia in Literature
Identifying onomatopoeia is one thing; making an inference about the significance of the sound is more advanced. Young poets read a literary passage and identify the examples of onomatopoeia in each before naming the source of the sound.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Shopping Spree
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language
Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed