Cooperative learning and unit plans
Students will enter the classroom and see books and instruments displayed all around, there will be an introduction statement and question written on board. You are a musician asked to work with an author of book, you are being asked to create piece of music that goes along with the book. What do you ask yourself? How does music support literature? When was music 1st integrated with books?
This week we will be focusing on music and books discussing each aspect daily: characters, action, mood, and genre. There will be a test on Friday to let me know what you learned during the week. The lesson will teach about music and reading, how they are combined, why the combination makes a difference in literature, and how students can use this reading comprehending books.
Today you will create a piece that will be used with a book, the final product will be expected to show the creativity and, the opportunity to learn the importance of collaborating music and books as a learning concept. You will be using your voice, books, graphics organizer and instruments to complete the individual activity. In the end students can use technology to display their product. It can be published on YouTube, Instagram, tik tok, and saved on a class Pinterest page to share with others or view at a later time.
There will be a variety of assessment, observation by the teacher during group session will let her know if the students are understanding the lesson, if not they are using peers for clarity. Also, the students will complete an individual assignment and complete a self-reflection to be turned in with final creation. A graphic organizer is going to be completed in group sessions, providing the teacher with results of working with others and gathering information is a good way to learn something new.
A rubric will be used to grade students on each part of the lesson on scale of 0 to 5, where 0 is the lowest, overall scoring is measured:
|Logic and understanding: Objectives are met by student and understanding of facts and concepts of music and literature collaborated is clearly demonstrated.|
|Organization: Project is organized in in understandable way to complete creation, supplies are used properly.|
|Content: All relevant concept of music and literature are included and correct. All vocabulary are used in creation. Objectives are met by student.|
|Literature: Student was able to discuss content of literature chosen in regards to creation.|
|Music: Final product was written or composed in an creative manner with musical style and/o voice usage.|
|Presentation: Project is neat, clearly understood and completed to directions, legible, has no spelling errors.|
|Critical thinking: Is displayed in rich in content, insightful analysis, clear connections with thoughts.|
|Self reflection: Students statement made a clear connection between the final product and the lesson.|
There will be reflection by the students and summary by the teacher. Encouragement to students to think of ways to things differently to improve the lesson. Review of objectives will let me know if they were met by the student. As a group we will go over new vocabulary learned and make sure there are no questions that need clarity.
The self-reflection will be completed by each student on their own creation. They will give details to questions:
Example of vocals and reading: Reading of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
White Board Entertainment Studios
Example of instrument and reading: Story with instruments for kids
Hands and Stories
Speaker: Educator on literature and music: Kendrick Lamar visits Mr. Mooney’s Class
Speaker: Expert on literature and music: How writing music and literature
Ted talk by Hank Shea
Examples of books used with music: Children’s Music Books: Goodreads
Examples of books used with music: Scholastic.com
How to link music and books: Using music for Literary Analysis
The Daring English Teacher
How to link singing and books: 8 Ways to use music in the Language Arts classroom
George Lucas Educational Foundation
Books (reading center)
Print resources (graphic organizer)
Cooperative learning and unit plans