Onomatopoeia- Lesson Plans and Resources

 

The rusty spigot
sputters,
utters
a splutter,
spatters a smattering of drops,
gashes wider;
slash,
splatters,
scatters,
spurts,
finally stops sputtering
and plash!
gushes rushes splashes
clear water dashes.
by Eve Merriam

Onomatopoeia: The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that
imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions to which they refer.

Grade Level: 5-12

Focus: Students can identify the use of onomatopoeia and can use it to write.

Activity:

Introduce the lesson with the above poem. Discuss the meaning of onomatopoeia.

Remind the students of the old Batman shows where "Pow" and "Bang" came across the screen to give the illusion of sound.

Let the students illustrate something in nature that makes sound but they should splash the sound across their picture.

 

Student lesson

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