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Soundtrack for My Life

 

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Soundtrack for My Life

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time Several hours (can be done over different days)
Activity Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

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.

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Why This Is Helpful

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."

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