Lesson Plan

Onomatopoeia Practice

Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the An Introduction to Onomatopoeia pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the An Introduction to Onomatopoeia pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will understand the concept of onomatopoeia and be able to use them in writing.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Have students complete the Comic Book Onomatopoeias worksheet.
  • Ask students what they saw as they worked through the sheet.
  • Tell students that onomatopoeias are popular in comic books and graphic novels because they are words that sound like what they describe.
  • Explain to students that in this lesson, they will use onomatopoeias in various texts.
  • Beginning: Play sounds for students to listen to and make a connection to onomatopoeia.
  • Provide examples of onomatopoeia in students' home language (L1).
  • Intermediate: Show students pictures of comic books that contain onomatopoeia (i.e. bang, pow).
  • Have ELs discuss what they know about onomatopoeia with a partner and then share out as a whole group. Allow them to use L1 or L2.
  • Provide a word bank for students to use when discussing what they know about onomatopoeia.