Teaching Resource

Exploring Poetry Worksheet - Onomatopoeia

PDF | 3 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A worksheet to help students understand onomatopoeia in poetry.

Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.

Students read the selection of poems provided, then investigate the use of onomatopoeia in each poem.

Answers for teachers are also provided.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELA246

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose, audience and context, including tense and types of sentences

  • VCELA277

    Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience

  • VCELY256

    Read an increasing range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge, using text processing strategies, including confirming, rereading and cross-checking

  • VCELY287

    Read different types of texts for specific purposes by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge using text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming, scanning and reviewing

  • VCELT254

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • ACELA1490

    Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audienceElaborationsbecoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: simple narrative,...

  • ACELY1690

    Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...

  • ACELT1600

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

  • ACELY1679

    Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...

  • ACELY1691

    Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...

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  • Typo in poem: 'singer' changed to 'singing'

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Feb 4th, 2019

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