We started by talking about what onomatopoeia are, then we spend some time looking at some comic books, and some artwork by Litchenstein. Next, I showed the class a short video from the original Batman movie, and had them call out the onomatopoeias that flashed on the screen.
I made a list of about 100 words for them to choose from. Once they chose their words, they had to use their sketchbooks to draw their words.
The next step was to collage an entire sheet of paper using old dictionary pages. Next, they traced a shape, such as an explosion or a cloud, on the back, and cut it out. After gluing their shape onto a new sheet of coloured paper, they cut it out, leaving a border. Then they glued THAT onto ANOTHER sheet of paper, then glued their word on top.