10 onomatopoeic words for writing and everyday use

08-Aug-2012

Onomatopoeia is the formation or use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. They are often used in children’s stories and poetry, but they can be successfully included in your students’ learning. The infographic below lists 10 of the handiest onomatopoeic words.

Show the list of words below to your students and go through it explaining the meaning. Ask students to write two sentences, leaving a blank space where the correct onomatopoeic words should be inserted. Students pass their list to the person next to them, who has to insert the correct onomatopoeic words. They then return the list to the author of the sentences to check the answers.

Put students into small groups and give each group onomatopoeic words on small pieces of paper. One student at a time picks a word and tries to make a sentence that matches the sentences before, creating and continuing a logical story. Once all the students have finished, each group retells their story and the most logical, funniest and most creative wins.
[Infographic provided by Grammar.net]

 Joanna

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