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Home learning focus

To understand what onomatopoeia is and use it to create a sound poem.

This lesson includes:

  • one video about onomatopoeia

  • one video of poet Joseph Coelho talking about onomatopoeia

  • three activities

Learn

When a word sounds like the noise it is describing, it is called onomatopoeia.

’Thud’, ‘crash’, ‘bang’, and ’buzz’ are all examples of onomatopoeia.

Watch this short clip to see some more examples.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4csk7

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