Onomatopoeia- Lesson Plans and Resources
The rusty spigot
spatters a smattering of drops,
finally stops sputtering
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.
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.
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