Sound Devices

Anchor Charts


Enjoy these activities to help teach the skill sound devices to your students.

Sound Devices Anchor Chart


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.


• 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.]


The snake slithers secretly across the sand.

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


Stop, stop, stop!!

Additional Sound Devices Resources

Click on the links under the images to go to sound devices resources.



Student Sound Devices Art

Student Onomatopoeia
Student Onomatopoeia