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Make Vocabulary Choices

In this worksheet, students will examine and consider the use of onomatopoeia as a technique to engage readers.

'Make Vocabulary Choices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Assess Effect and Meaning

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Worksheet Overview

Onomatopoeia is the use of words that sound like the object or action they are describing.




The cat miaowed.

The word miaow sounds like the noise the cat actually makes.


Little boy jumping in a muddy puddle


Jake jumped into the water with a splash.

The word splash sounds like the noise Jake would make when he hit the water.


In this activity, you can read lots of different examples of onomatopoeia.


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