This bundle contains a 75-slide PowerPoint lesson on onomatopoeia, an accompanying set of 22 worksheets and a set of 30 posters.

PowerPoint Lesson

The PowerPoint includes an explanation and definition of onomatopoeia, why it is used and examples from poetry, literature, adverts and comics -including The Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes), The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred Tennyson), The Lake Isle of Innisfree (W. B. Yeats), The Bells (Edgar Allan Poe), The Tempest ( William Shakespeare) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway).

The PowerPoint contains challenges and opportunities for pupils to identify and use onomatopoeia. It also includes images to stimulate students to compose their own onomatopoeic words.

The PowerPoint also contains hyperlinks to a short, entertaining video on onomatopoeia; some adverts containing onomatopoeia and a recitation by Roger McGough of his poem 'The Sound Collector'.


This resource contains a set of 22 worksheets on onomatopoeia. Tasks include identifying onomatopoeic words in sentences and literature, identifying onomatopoeia in sentences, using onomatopoeia in sentences, using onomatopoeia to describe scenes and to create engaging adverts.

Set of 30 Posters

This resource contains a set of 30 colourful posters on onomatopoeia.

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Created: Jul 22, 2017

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

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