Lesson Plan

Songwriting Skill - Choosing a Tone: Jordan Pruitt - “One Love”

"Tone means attitude." Or so says this resource that uses Jordan Pruitt's "One Love" to model for songwriters how to develop an attitude in their lyrics. Class members engage in a number of exercises designed to give them direct and guided instruction in choosing and crafting a tone for their lyrics. The final lesson in a series of nine songwriting exercises.

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Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The activities are carefully scaffolded so that all learners can be successful
  • A video of Pruitt performing her song is available on YouTube
Cons
  • Because teens tend to have very strong opinions about recording artists and music genres, it is important to create a respectful classroom environment where individual preferences can be expressed and accepted