Enjoy these activities to help teach the skill Sound Devices to your students.

Definitons



Onomatopoeia is the imitation of natural sounds in word form. These words help us form mental pictures about the things, people, or places that are described.



Examples

• buzz • hiss • roar • woof • bang • pop • hiss • sizzle



Alliteration is when several words in a row begin with the same sound. [You may have some words in between alliterated words that don’t start with the same sound as long as they don’t interrupt the sound pattern.]

Example

The snake slithers secretly across the sand.



Repetition is when one or more words are repeated to show urgency or importance.



Example

Stop, stop, stop!!



Student Onomatopoeia
Student Onomatopoeia

 

 

 

Student Alliteration

Alliteration Drawing
Alliteration rawing
Alliteration Drawing

 

 

 

Follow the links under the images to additional figurative language resources.