5. What is Onomatopoeia? Terry Green explains!
Need I say more? Thanks for the overview Terry!
4. Onomatopoeia in Every Language!
Have you ever thought about this before? We might say squeak, when talking about the sound a mouse makes, but in other languages, the perception of that sound may be totally different. Don't you just love the little mice in this graphic?
3. A Noisy Alphabet
Onomatopoeia can be any word we use to represent a sound - even made-up words. This fantastic 'noisy alphabet' by graphic artist Tom Gauld gives some great examples of made-up onomatopoeia! Love it!
2. The Onomatopoeia of Storms
What better time to introduce onomatopoeia to your class than when you are studying weather? There are so many fabulous weather onomatopoeia words, like drip, zap, crash and boom! Kristina at School Time Snippets has come up with a lovely way to make these words come to life: a storm mobile. This simple craft will have your students up to speed with onomatopoeia in no time! Thanks Kristina!
1. Onomatopoeia Mentor Texts
Marcie Flinchum Atkins, a children's and young adult writer, has compiled a list of terrific texts to act as mentors in the process of teaching students about onomatopoeia. Her website is a treasure trove of ideas and resources, which I plan to explore more ASAP! Accompanying the list of books are some free lesson plans and ideas to help get you started. The Little Green 'Outrageous Onomatopoeia' resource would work very well alongside Marcie's plans, if I do say so myself! Thanks Marcie!
How do you teach onomatopoeia? Check out the Little Green Pinterest boards for more inspiration on teaching onomatopoeia and more!