Students will be able to identify examples of onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a word which imitates a noise or action.
The bee buzzed around the flower collecting pollen. In this sentence, buzzed is an example of onomatopoeia because the word sounds like what the bee is actually doing.
Other examples of onomatopoeia are:
hiss, buzz, growl, moo, chirp, tweet, bark, oink, squawk
crash, boom, smack, ding, clomp, bang, pop, thump
clap, snap, stomp, hiccup, whistle, tap, whoosh, whisper
The Great Kapok Tree, a picture book by Lynne Cherry, is filled with wonderful examples of Onomatopoeia. As you listen to Mrs. Thomas read the story, see if you can hear examples of words sounding like the actions they describe.