Encouraging our students to explore their voice as a writer, can be a difficult task. However, teaching your students about descriptive language, specifically onomatopoeia, can motivate them to try different writing styles.
This resource includes:
→ Materials to create a classroom onomatopoeia display, and instructions to get students involved in creating a classroom anchor chart.
→ 1 page list of onomatopoeic words. You can print off a copy for each students, or enlarge the print size for a classroom poster!
→ Notes for a teacher guided center. You can read these sentences to your students, and have a discussion about what sound words would help to make the sentence more interesting. This page, however has a word bank, so it could be given as an independent activity.
→ 10 writing center pages with onomatopoeic examples to inspire your students to write a story.
→ Full lesson plan using the mentor text Dear Fish by Chris Gall
This resource was created by Megan Christensen at Thyme to Read. If you have any questions regarding this resource, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org