School Assemblies and Residencies

WRITING SONGS TO LEARN
Integrate Language Arts and Music Curriculum Standards

The "Writing Songs" programs focus on the musicality of language. Writing lyrics is a powerful strategy to practice organizing information and ideas(summarize, find the main point, outline supporting details, stay on topic) as well as for creative self-[removed]use of figurative language). In this songwriting model, melody is composed and rhythm chosen by extending students’ use of language, focusing specifically on the changes in meaning introduced by variations in intonation and emphasis.

Songwriting Assemblies (K-2 and 3-5)
Songwriting assemblies are presented as a participatory concert of original and collected songs illustrating basic songwriting strategies for creating lyrics and melody and for choosing tempo and rhythm. These strategies are consistent with Language Arts SOLs generally. Songwriting Residencies (Grades 2-5, modifications made for younger and older students) Concepts introduced in the assembly are applied at grade level. Each class composes as a group; teachers select curriculum-related topic. Pre-writing, clarity of expression, and rewriting are emphasized. Individual writing may be included in residencies longer than 5 days.

Songwriting Residencies (Grades 2-5; modifications made for older and younger students.)Concepts introduced in the assembly are applied at grade level. Each class composes as a group; teachers select curriculum-related topic. Pre-writing, clarity of expression, and rewriting are emphasized. Individual writing may be included in residencies longer than 5 days.

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