What is Onomatopoeia?
Onomatopoeia describes words that look like the sound they make. Common examples of onomatopoeia include: bam, bang, bing, buzz, crackle, clang, clatter, creak, ding, dong, fizz, glug, growl, grunt, gurgle, howl, hum, knock, meow, moan, murmur, neigh, oink, ping, pong, pop, plop, rattle, rip, roar, slap, smack, snap, squawk, thud, tweet, wham, whiz, whoosh, yawn, yelp, and zoom
For all lesson plans, introduce onomatopoeia to students. Ask the class if they have heard or know anything about onomatopoeia. Explain to students what onomatopoeia is and provide them with a few examples. Brainstorm more examples of onomatopoeia as a class. Write these words on the board for student reference.