Talking Preposterous –– Sound Poems and Comparison Poems @ Avondale Logandale

Sounds! They fill our world and inform our surroundings–often making or halting a mood. But how do we put them on paper? This week the third graders and I made sound portraits of our world. Enjoy!


Ms. Miller
3rd Grade

Terrence B.

I hear music from the houses outside
I hear talking in buzz yelling in school.
I hear hmm, playing, running, playing games.


Mysterious Sounds
Joseph G.

I hear cars when I don’t see them
I hear birds when I don’t see them
I hear people shouting my name when I don’t see them
I hear crickets when I don’t see them


Hailey G.

I hear the kids screaming
I hear the birds singing
I hear the kids playing
I hear the leaves crunching
I hear the whistle of the wind
I hear the cicadas sing
I hear people talking preposterous
I hear dogs barking
I hear cats meowing
I hear roller coasters
I hear babies crying
I hear yelling
I hear the grass


Ms. Pease
3rd Grade

I Hear Animals
Jose B.

I hear cats meowing
I hear ducks going chaking
I hear cows going moo
I hear pigs going oink-oink
I hear dogs going bark


I Hear
Marcos L.

I hear cars beeping
I hear music
I hear the bell ringing
I hear people on the phone


Due Due!!
Graceson R.

I hear the TV at my house
I hear screaming at recess.
I hear bark bark
I hear toys
I hear vroom vroom
I hear pow pow
I hear due due
I hear running
I hear pew pew
I hear po po
I hear kids
I hear a roar
I hear blump


Ms. Batres
3rd Grade

Gustavo F.

Clock going ring ring ring
When my mom cooks I hear fire
When the ringer from my school rings, it sounds like ta la, ta la, ta la
When my mom tells me something I hear the voices of my mom.
The bird sings twi, twi
The tiger screams like row row row!
The chicken says, puak puak!


Omar F.

I hear the people that live in the upstairs talking and screaming and the baby crying.
I hear when I am going to school dogs barking, barking and barking.
I hear that my baby sister always cries when she is hungry.
I hear the TV when my mom is watching it.
I hear birds singing outside in the city.
I hear somebody erasing something at school.
I hear my dad throwing out the garbage


Fatima R.

Escucho la campana ring, ring
Escucho un alto pitando pi, pi
Escucho un telefono li, li
Escucho mi ermano llorande wa, wa
Escucho el reloj ring, ring
Escucho la campana de la escuela rin, rin
Escucho Argen gritando a, a, a
Escucho Argen tomando agua glu, glu


Fatima R.

I hear the bell ring, ring
I hear a loud whistle pi, pi
I hear a telephone li, li
I hear my brother cry wa, wa
I hear the clock ring, ring
I hear the school bell ring, ring
I hear Argen cry a, a, a
I hear Argen drinking water glu, glu




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-Oscar S.

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“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
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