Beware this bag of treats!
Onomatopoeia poems may be delightful
|Enter ... if you dare.
|Our Halloween hostess is Linda Baie
at Teacher Dance.
Make like a skeleton and skitter
on over to the Poetry Friday party.
Happy Halloween, everyone! This week, I started a new residency at Manor Woods Elementary School. I am having so much fun writing poems with the third grade students.
Our first workshop was on onomatopoeia poems. You can read my full lesson at this post (Apologies! Blogger ate my old post. I'm working on a new write-up of this lesson. Look for it this week). The model poem is Eve Merriam's "Weather."
We all described a place or activity, relying mainly on the sounds we hear to give the readers clues. Many students in Ms. Kaz's class thought trick-or-treating on Halloween would make a great sound poem. I agree!
These are very much first drafts. I have added minor punctuation and line breaks for ease of reading. The rest is all third grade poetry.
By Megan F.
Stomp stomp stomp.
running down the sidewalk.
Ring! Trick or treat.
Chuckling ha ha ha!
Going house to house
When I get home
I rush upstairs.
Smelling the candy.
I sort and sort till it's done.
Crunch crunch crunch rip.
I leave a mess on the floor -- oops.
I feel lots of candy wrappers.
It's like I'm in a pound of candy.
|Image from MintLife Blog
By Patrick B.
Shot! Stomp, stomp. Ding dong.
Trick or Treat! Drop, drop. Thank you!
Flash, flash. Talking.
Whoosh, whoosh. Lights.
Different dresses, scary, funny.
P.U. Chit chat. Branches moving.
Running fast. Thunk. Ouch!
Swish, swish, shadows,
decorations, pumpkins, parties.
Crack. Shot! Loud. Yum, yum.
Sour, sour. Ha ha.
I hope you enjoy some delicious treats for Halloween. Thanks to the third grade team, students, and families at Manor Woods for giving me permission to share these poems. More student poems are on the way. Stop by next week for more onomatopoeia and opposite poems.