Students write an original song using music composition software such as Music Time. By doing this, students identify another use for the computer besides word processing and games.
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Spread the News Using Song Lyrics
What's one way to show what you've learned? Write a song about it! Learners can synthesize the knowledge they've gained during the Take the Challenge unit by rewriting a song with new lyrics. A few popular children's songs that could be...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Primary Songs about Recycling
Students compose songs about recycling. In this ecology instructional activity, students use vocabulary and concepts related to recycling to generate lyrics for an original song. Students construct musical instruments out of discarded...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Teaching Peace through Literature and Song
Negative effects of bullying come to light through listening to the book Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Class members identify philanthropic acts portrayed in the story and make illustrations to connect them to their own...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Songs in the Foreign Language Classroom
Students focus on their required lessons in Spanish by integrating music and songs as they complete their assignments. They assess the vocabulary, grammar patterns and culture associated with music and various different songs. Each...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts