Songwriting Skill - Brainstorming Ideas: The Cheetah Girls - “One Love”

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Encourage your class members to sing a song of themselves to celebrate their experiences by composing lyrics only they can write. This initial exercise begins with a brainstorming session based on "One World." Class members suggest experiences, feelings, and ideas from their lives triggered by the lyrics from The Cheetah Girls' song. For guided practice the brainstorming exercise is repeated, this time with ideas generated by considering topics on a provided list. The purpose of the day is just to generate a list of lyric ideas.

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Pros

  • A safe, stress-free way to begin the song-writing process
  • The provided graphic organizers model two different brainstorming styles
Cons

  • Kids tend to have very strong opinions about recording artists and music genres. This exercise requires a respectful classroom environment where individual preferences can be expressed and accepted