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Soundtrack for My Life
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Activity Time||Several hours (can be done over different days)|
Fredonia, New York
Teens these days are accustomed to the combination of text, images, and music to express meaning. In this project, teens create autobiographies, adding music selections to their life stories. After brainstorming lists of important events in their lives, teens select music that represents those events. This is a great project for teens to work on together.
This activity asks writers to combine words, images, and music-something teens are already familiar with, but may never have put all together in one project. It requires them to think about literacy in a different way.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "It's My Life: Multimodal Autobiography Project."