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What are onomatopoeia’s?. “Did you hear that?”. Definition. Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle). How would you write this sound?. Why use onomatopoeia's in your beginnings?.

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    1. What are onomatopoeia’s? “Did you hear that?”

    2. Definition • Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle). • How would you write this sound?

    3. Why use onomatopoeia's in your beginnings? • Great beginnings hook the reader! Sounds are another way to start a story. Let’s see how some authors use sounds to start their stories. • Ok, let’s moove on…..

    4. Example Boring or exciting? • One rainy day I went to the mall. • Splish! Splash! My boots sloshed through the puddles as I ran for the mall entrance.

    5. Now let’s try it! I went to the zoo. You come up with a revision! What might you hear at the zoo?

    6. How can we make the beginning more exciting? • Use an onomatopoeia! • Challenge: Use an onomatopoeia and quotation marks!