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In the previous lesson I introduced the concept of onomatopoeia and we looked at examples of sound words and their uses. In this lesson I wanted the students to apply the new words that they had learned.
To start the lesson I played the audio only of the video below. I didn’t tell them any information about the video, just asking them to listen carefully and think about what they can hear.
We listened to it another time, and this time I encouraged the students to think about what sound words could be used to describe the sounds we could hear.
Some sound words suggested included;
bang pop whoosh
crackle crack snap
fizz hiss boom
We then listened for a third and final time, followed by a brainstorm on the board about what the students thought they could hear.
Some things that the students thought that they could hear included;
balloon exploding war plastic bag
frying cashier snakes
tearing velcro fireworks
far away guns
After a good discussion about the sounds that we could hear and what they might be, I finally played the video on the projector screen for all to see. The students were really excited to find out what the sounds were and they were surprised to find that they were all different types of fireworks. As we watched the video I pointed out the different sound words as they appeared.
I then handed out this worksheet where students needed to think about sound words (onomatopoeia), action words (verbs) and adjectives that could be used to describe the fireworks in the video.
I then asked students to come up with five descriptive sentences using the words on their worksheet. For students that find free writing a little more challenging I wrote a few sentence structures on the board to help them;
This is the second lesson of two that I taught within the topic of onomatopoeia. If you would like to check out the first lesson, click here.