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Playlist for Holden: Character Analysis With Music and Lyrics

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Playlist for Holden: Character Analysis With Music and Lyrics

Grades 7 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Two 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lawrence Baines, Ph.D.

Normal, Oklahoma

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

The History Behind Song Lyrics

Students research the items listed in the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel, noting their historical relevance, and then document their findings using an online chart.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.

 

Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories

Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Going Bohemian: How to Teach Writing Like You Mean It

This resource offers unconventional strategies to guide students through some of the more difficult tasks in learning to write.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Soundtrack for My Life

In this project, teens create autobiographies, adding music selections to their life stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Personal Playlists: Ten Favorite Songs

Work with a teen to create a wiki with everything people should know about the teen’s top ten favorite songs—and your favorite songs as well! Then invite friends to add their favorite songs too.

 

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