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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
New ReviewScholars work collaboratively to compose a found poem from one of their favorite stories. With a finished product in hand, class members form a circle and perform their work for an audience by taking turns reciting one line till the poem...
K - 2nd CCSS: Designed
The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?
New ReviewThe introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
5th - 8th
Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition
A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use...
9th - Higher Ed