Rhythm and Melodic Phrase in Little Birch Tree
Students participate in this activity as a lesson plan in a music class. They sing "The Little Birch Tree" and analyze what kind of mood it seems to convey. They accompany on the flute or recorder while the class sings the song.
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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
To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sentence Logic Introduction and Review
Here's a packet to help your class review sentence construction and parts of a sentence. The five-page packet is divided into nine exercises focusing on finding the subject, predicate, prepositions, prepositional phrases, and...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry instructional activity, students perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable