- All Aboard! A True Train Story by Susan Kuklin
- colored markers
- drawing paper
- chart paper
Set Up and PrepareHave a class discussion about onomatopoeia, and generate a list of words. Record the words on the chart paper. Young students will probably need some examples like buzz, hiss, or pop.
Tell students to be on the look out for more of these words as you read the book. Let them know that you will record them AFTER you have finished reading.
Add the new words to the list, and review the list as a whole.
Explain that students will have the opportunity to illustrate their own onomatopoeia, using the paper and markers. After students have had the chance to complete their drawing, help them to label their picture with an onomatopoeia. Pay attention to spelling, as the pictures will be bound into a class book. Give students the opportunity to share their work with classmates.After binding the illustrations into a book, read it aloud to the class.
Students could write stories or poems making use of onomatopoeias.