1. Topic-
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Demonstrate general understanding of figurative language, such as ONOMATOPOEIAS, in informational and literary text and poetry(El.07.RE.11).
4. Objectives-
1.Students will be able to define ONOMATOPOEIA.
2.Students will be able to identify ONOMATOPOEIAS in informational and literary text and poetry.
3.Students will be able to use ONOMATOPOEIAS in their own writing.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.Picture Book: Waking Up Wendell by April Stephens and Tad Hills
2.List of sound generators.
3.Sound generator assignment slips.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Read aloud: Waking Up Wendell
2.Discuss each ONOMATOPOEIA as it occurs in the story.

B. Development-

1.Come up with a class definition of ONOMATOPOEIA and simple examples like "boom", "zoom", etc.
2.Students take notes of this information.

C. Practice-

1.Use the list of sound generators (objects that make noise). Begin with an easy one, such as "train". Have students write the sound as a word on their paper. Compare and share.
2.Hand out a secret sound generator to each student. Have them write the sounds that their item would make. Share what they come up with, having other students guess the item that matches the sound.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students should do a freewrite beginning with the story starter, "The rain pounded on the roof..."
2.Have students create and use several original onomatopoeias in their piece of writing.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Some students may use less original or cliché onomatopoeias in their writing.
2.Struggling students may be provided with a list of possible onomatopoeias to draw from when freewriting.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Teacher monitors progress by moving through the room checking for individual progress.

G. Closure-

1.Student volunteers will share their pieces of writing by reading them aloud.
7. Evaluation-
1.Exit Card: Define ONOMATOPOEIA and give one example.
2.Formative Assessment to be taken at the end of the figurative language unit.

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