Boombox Classroom: Music and Language
For this music worksheet, students identify ways music and language are similar. They answer two multiple choice questions about music. Students think of other languages they use each day. they write the letters used in music notation.
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Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: The Jonas Brothers - “Burning Up”
Catch your breath before slipping into this exercise in songwriting. The focus in this fourth session in the series is using figurative language to bring lyrics to life. Learners use the provided guided practice worksheets to transform...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
History of African-American Music
Young scholars are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Language and Dialect
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable