1. Topic-
Literary Devices in Literature
2. Content-
Figurative Language in Scat - onomatopoeia
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

2. Demonstrate comprehension of onomatopoeia by locating onomatopoetic words in print such as novels, comics, etc.

4. Objectives-
1. The students will increase their knowledge of literary terms and how they are used in everyday writing by defining onomatopoeia using comic strips and/or books.

2. The students will explore the effect onomatopoeia has in comic strips and other narratives through class discussion.

3. The students will apply their knowledge of onomatopoeia and the structure and narrative form of comics to create their own comic strips containing onomatopoeia.
5. Materials and Aids-
Blank Comic Strip handouts
Comic Handout
Smart Board
Novel- Scat
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. To begin the lesson I will drop a book (loudly) on the ground. I will ask the students to tell me what words they think of when they heard the sound of the book hitting the ground.

2. I will then have the students predict what they think the word "onomatopoeia" means (SLIDE 2)

3. I will present a definition to the students and they will copy it in their literary terms section of their CA notebook (SLIDE 3)

B. Development-

1. We will discuss how onomatopoeic words imitate the sounds associated with objects. (SLIDE 4)

2. We will listen to the "Onomatopoeia Song" - You Tube and watch a short clip of a "Batman" video - You Tube. The students will record onomatopoeic words in their notebook.


C. Practice-

1. We will practice finding words in a poem (SLIDE 5), add onomatopoeic words to sentences (SLIDE 6) and match a sound to a word (SLIDE 8)

2. Together we will discuss the Author's purpose for using onomatopoeic words (P.I.E.)

3. The students will read comic strips on their own and highlight onomatopoeic words. We will then read the comic strips together and talk about how the comic would look or how the comic would change without the onomatopoeic words.

D. Independent Practice-

The students will be asked to draw their own comics about an event that has occurred in chapters 1-6 in the novel, Scat. The comics must follow the rubric guidelines and include onomatopoeic words.


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Accommodations are not needed for this lesson or this particular group of students.

F. Checking for understanding-

The students will be graded according to the provided rubric on the comic strip retelling an event from the story, as well as, their correct/incorrect use of onomatopoeic words.

G. Closure-

Later this week, the students will be creating "Onomatopoeia" art work.
7. Evaluation-
To ensure the students understand onomatopoeia and other types of figurative language, the concepts will appear on their novel test, as well as, throughout various book studies over the course of the year.

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