Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia


  • Aug 8 2010 6:25 PM

    Gail Zeigler

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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students explore onomatopoeia--words that imitate the natural sound associated with an action or an object. Using comic books and strips, they find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers, especially writers of comics, use onomatopoeia. Students then use an online tool to create their own comic strips using onomatopoeia.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Literature, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts