Draw and Write Together: What Made That Sound?

  • crayons
  • markers
  • paper
  • sound
  • source

MA Standards:

Writing/W.PK.MA.2: Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.

MA Draft STE Standards

Physical Sciences/Matter and Its Interactions/PS4.A: Investigate different sounds made by different objects and different materials and reason about what is making the sounds.

Head Start Outcomes:

Social Emotional Development/Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy: Identifies personal characteristics, preferences, thoughts, and feelings.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Composition 16: Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.

Draw and Write Together: What Made That Sound?

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STEM Key Concepts: Sounds have a source; Different objects make different sounds

ELA Focus Skills: Listening and Speaking

Display the drawing materials.

  • Ask children to recall a sound they heard during the day.
  • Have them describe the sound. Ask, What object do you think made that sound? 
  • Ask them to draw a picture of the source of the sound, that is, the object that makes the sound.

Reflect and Share Together
Have children gather in a circle. Ask each child to share his or her drawing and describe the source of the sound they heard. 

Take It Further: You may wish to gather students’ drawings, label them with the names of the objects and sounds children said they drew, and hang the drawings on a bulletin board. Or, you may wish to collate the pages and create a class "Sound" book for browsing in the Library Center. Have the book authors sign the title page.

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