Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the thing that it describes, e.g. woof, crackle, sniff. Writers use onomatopoeia to describe sounds accurately.
A number of related downloadable resources are available below. They could be used in the classroom in different ways:
- Use the poster as a teaching tool by sharing it with the class.
- Put the poster / banner on display in your classroom.
- Share the printable list of examples and challenge pupils to think of more.
- Look at the list of examples and discuss what might make a noise like that.
- Ask pupils to make their posters to teach others about onomatopoeia.