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Poetry About Sound

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Here are several poems that feature sound written by familiar poets whose books, if not already on your shelf, might be found at your local library or poems online!

A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein

  • “DEAF DONALD”
  • “MY GUITAR”
  • “ROCK ‘N ROLL BAND”

Every Thing On It, Shel Silverstein

  • “HORN”
millie Falling Up, Shel Silverstein

  • “MUSIC LESSON”
  • “NOISE DAY”
  • “SCREAMIN MILLIE”

 

Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

  • “WHAT A DAY”

The Butterfly Jar, Jeff Moss

  • “The First Musician”
  • “Rachel”

A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Jack Prelutsky

  •  “We’re Loudies”
screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-1-11-34-pm Something Big has Been Here,

Jack Prelutsky

  • “Benita Bean”
  • “Don’t Yell at Me”
  • “I’m Certain I Sing like an Angel”
  • “I’m Growing a Glorious Garden”

The New Kid on the Block, Jack Prelutsky

  • “Diatonic Dittymunch”
  • “Louder Than a Clap of Thunder”

What sound poems do you like to share with students?

2 thoughts on “Poetry About Sound

  1. Poetry rings true to me. Clean, creative….a great way to bring enjoyment and fun into the concepts taught. Thanks for reminding me what abundance of good writing is out there. I also like to have the students themselves try writing some poetry especially after units that seem particularly meaningful to them. Sometimes it’s “modeled” after Silverstein, or a “shape” poem where all the words travel in a way that creates a scientific shape. Awesome! Imaginations unleashed!

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