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Interjections Worksheets

Interjections are short utterances that express emotion. They are informal and should not be used in academic writing, but people often use interjections in casual speech. Many students confuse interjections with onomatopoeic words, but they are different. Onomatopoeia is when a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound. The term interjection refers to how the word is used in a sentence. So, an onomatopoeic word can be used as an interjection. Let me give you an example.

Think of the word boom. Boom is an onomatopoeic word: the pronunciation of the word boom imitates the sound that it represents. Boom can be used as a noun, such as in this case: “We heard a loud boom.”It can be used as a verb: “Guns boom in the night.” Or it can be used as an interjection: “Boom! That’s what happens when you challenge me.” In this last example, boom is expressing excitement and emotion, not referring to an action or thing, so it’s an interjection. But, boom is an onomatopoeic word no matter how it is used. Compare that to a word like hey. Hey is an interjection. It cannot function as a noun, verb, adjective, or any other part of speech. It is not onomatopoeic. Hey is strictly an interjection. So, while some onomatopoeic words can function as interjections, not all interjections are onomatopoeic.


I’ve made some interjection worksheets and activities over the years. Now I am posting them to this page. I hope that these resources help you achieve your goals.

Interjections Worksheet | With Zombies – This four-page, 30 multiple-choice worksheet offers plenty of practice with interjections. Students choose the interjection that best completes each sentence. This worksheet is themed around zombies so that it is fun and engaging. And, it’s available at three different reading levels, so it’s accessible to students with a wide range of abilities. All versions of this worksheet use the same answer key, which makes differentiating instruction a breeze.
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
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Interjections Worksheet: This is a nice practice activity for a unit on interjections. Students add the appropriate interjection to each sentence.
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Interjections Quiz – This 2-page quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions and is the perfect way to close out a unit on interjections. Students must choose the interjection that best completes each sentence. This worksheet is themed around cave people, so it’s about as fun as a worksheet can get. And, it’s available at three different reading levels so that you can use it with all of your students.
Reading Level 1 | Grades 3-5
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Reading Level 2 | Grades 6-8
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Reading Level 3 | Grades 9+
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Interjections Lesson – This animated PowerPoint slideshow explains interjections. It provides definitions, examples, and practice problems at the end of the lesson. This interjections lesson has voice actors reading the examples. If you think that your students would find this distracting, download the lesson without sounds. Would you like to see how I present this lesson? Watch the YouTube video after the lesson links.
Interjections Lesson | PPTX – With Sounds
Interjections Lesson | PPTX – Without Sounds

 

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