Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Pooh movie

Onomatopoeia plays a role in Winnie-the-Pooh. In the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, writer A.A. Milne offers this explanation of why Winnie-the-Pooh is often called simply "Pooh":
"But his arms were so stiff ... they stayed up straight in the air for more than a week, and whenever a fly came and settled on his nose he had to blow it off. And I think — but I am not sure — that that is why he is always called Pooh."

And of course there is Tigger and Rabbit's scene around the word 'onomatopoeia'.

Disney has announced it will release a new Pooh movie soon:
Disney Returns to the Original Winnie the Pooh -

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 How to Write Onomatopoeia Poems

Poetry can be one of the most creative forms of self-expression. Within the lines and verses of a poem, you can convey a wide variety of thoughts and emotions. The types or styles of poetry you can write are numerous. One concept often used in poetry is onomatopoeia. A form of wordplay that uses words to describe sounds, onomatopoeia can be used to add depth to any poetic composition.

Read more: How to Write Onomatopoeia Poems | to Write Onomatopoeia Poems |

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Boy designs game for kids to learn grammar

A pupil from Peterborough has created a game that is being used in English lessons at schools across the city.

Crawford Johnston initially designed the Creative Writing Magic Money Cards to help him understand English grammar.

The cards explain concepts such as the use of paragraphs and terms such as onomatopoeia.

BBC News - Pupil's game helps with English grammar teaching