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Onomatopoeia Worksheets and Activities

Onomatopoeia is when a word's pronunciation imitates its sound. Onomatopoeic words should not be confused with interjections, a part of speech, although onomatopoeic words may be used as interjection. Poets and writers use onomatopoeia to immerse readers into their poetry and to access auditory imagery. My students love learning about onomatopoeia and generally master it the first time that we cover it. Here are a variety of onomatopoeia worksheets and activities to help students better understand onomatopoeia.

Onomatopoeia Lesson 1
This PowerPoint presentation describes onomatopoeia and how it is different from interjections. It provides several examples of onomatopoeia and a review activity. I have also created a YouTube video of this presentation.
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Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1
Students identify the onomatopoeic word used in twenty-five different sentences. Students also take the additional step of identifying the source of the noise. Taking this extra step will help to reinforce the concept of onomatopoeia in that they are sound effects.
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Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2
Here is another double-sided onomatopoeia worksheet. Students find the onomatopoeic word used in each sentence. They then explain what was making the noise. This is a great way to review and reinforce the concept of onomatopoeia.
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Onomatopoeia Worksheet 3
Here is another onomatopeia worksheet with twenty-five more problems. Students identify the onomatopoeia in each sentence, circle it, and then explain what is creating the sound.
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3 Comments

  1. Umindi

     /  March 31, 2019

    Great very insightful

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  2. Dith

     /  July 28, 2018

    very helpful for my lessons. thank you so much and more power

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  3. Rhett

     /  November 29, 2016

    Hmmmm interesting
    ahhhh I like it
    Whoo hoo! I love it!

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