Onomatopoeia Worksheets

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Beat onomatopoeia into your head with our free, printable onomatopoeia worksheets! Pretty much like the word "onomatopoeia", which itself is fun to say, learning onomatopoeia is a pleasant pursuit. At its easiest, an onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the thing it refers to. The truth is many onomatopoeia, such as "bow-wow" for example, have seeped into everyday language without us knowing they are onomatopoeia. Explore this exciting figure of speech with several activities and tasks complied in our onomatopoeia worksheets with answers.

These worksheets are most recommended for students in grade 5 and grade 6.

Matching Animals or Objects to Onomatopoeia

The beauty of an onomatopoeia is we can easily draw a parallel between the word and the phenomenon it seeks to describe. Students in 5th grade and 6th grade observe each animal/object on the left and match it to an apt onomatopoeia on the right.

Matching Animals or Objects to Onomatopoeia

Writing Onomatopoeia for Pictures & Using Them in Sentences

Have you heard the "cooing" of a dove or the "quacking" of a duck? In the first part of this onomatopoeia exercise worksheet, write a sound word for each picture. In the second part, write sentences using the onomatopoeia you wrote in the first part.

Writing Onomatopoeia for Pictures & Using Them in Sentences

Identifying Onomatopoeia

There’s a fiercely kinetic and ebullient energy in onomatopoeia, which makes them such a must-have for children. The task in this printable onomatopoeia worksheet is to tell apart onomatopoeic phrases from non-onomatopoeic ones.

Identifying Onomatopoeia

Underlining Instances of Onomatopoeia in Literary Extracts

Literature abounds in onomatopoeia. Whether it's William Shakespeare or Edgar Allan Poe, instances of onomatopoeia just trickle in, as in this exercise that gets students identifying and underlining one example of onomatopoeia in each literary extract.

Underlining Instances of Onomatopoeia in Literary Extracts

Identifying the Figure of Speech

Swing between the amusement and learning of sound words with this onomatopoeia exercise pdf for grade 5 and grade 6! There's a figure of speech in each sentence. Read, find which figure of speech it is, and choose the correct option.

Identifying the Figure of Speech