WONDER by R.J. Palacio: This integrated literature unit/book study, designed for use with the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, has been developed for implementation with 5th and 6th Grade students. Whether students are enjoying this fabulous story of August Pullman, a 10 year old severe
A three page activity for students to use in developing a CD soundtrack for any book. There is a chart to fill in with the song and scene for each listing. Students can even choose to burn their own CD with their selections!
Nothing says Christmas like the Polar Express! When I was teaching first grade, I thought it would be awesome to have my students perform a play based on the book. This product gives you the lines that I wrote broken down so that each student (there are 20 lines, you could make changes to fit your ne
After students finish reading a book, assess their level of understanding with this project that asks them to create a soundtrack to go with their book. Students will critically think about character emotions and story plot while selecting songs to match book scenes. There are also aspects of artisti
Draw and write worksheet for "The Magic Flute" book by Kyra Teis. After reading the book while playing snippets of the opera, students will choose their favorite character from the book and explain why they like them and what that character did that was important in the story. The students will then
Beatles Lyrics Figurative Language
Fun! This is a real hit with kids and one of my best sellers!
Play some Beatles tunes prior to giving your students these lyrics. They have to identify each example as a hyperbole, personification, simile or metaphor.
Activity sheets include one line from the so
This lesson is intended for use while reading The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbsoky. I noticed while teaching this novel, that many songs were mentioned throughout the text--and many of these songs are ones that my students had never heard before. This lesson allows you to introduce Ch
This includes three assignments addressing two dystopian novels: BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984. The assignment includes the following: (1) novel charts (2) an essay comparing ONE of the novels to ONE of three dystopian movies and (3) using the second novel to parallel song lyrics that are annotated for t
Students listen to the song "Amazing Grace" (I use the Leann Rimes version on YouTube) and read the lyrics. They highlight a "snippet" (anything from a word to 2 sentences) that strikes them. They gather in a circle and share what they picked and why. They then analyze how the song connects to Philli
Finishing an exploration of a great piece of literature such as Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales calls for fun and creative assessment opportunities! This project will help you assess students fairly using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.
The "Compose a Song'" project asks student
The songs used in this activity reflect my musical interests, but I was really impressed with how engaged my students were. The main objectives focus on critical thinking with the novel as the centerpiece. Students listen to the songs while following the lyrics. I encourage active listening, which
This is an original 19 page lesson plan for "The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair" by Russell Martin. This lesson plan includes:
1. Chapter by chapter discussion questions & new vocabulary
2. Discussion questions
3. Vocabulary Sheets &
4. Short Answer Comprehension Questions Sheets
Ideal for gr
This project requires students to summarize the eight scenes of Antigone, select a mood that encompasses the scene, and then from these select a song that serves to accompany that scene and explain their choice in a few sentences. Can be a group or individual project.
A musical soundtrack project to accompany Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. After studying the text, students will use the topics discussed in the book (death, fear, aging, greed, marriage, family, society, forgiveness, and what makes a meaningful life) to create their own soundtrack. The studen
Students love to be able to connect any assignment with MUSIC so let them finally!
To help students understand how Patricia McCormick effectively tells a human trafficking story with a series of moving vignettes, students choose one vignette and compare it to a modern day (or oldie)
Catcher in the Rye is a song done by Particles of Lit. Particles of Lit is a project done by a high school English teacher who thought the world needed a progressive metal album about classic pieces of literature taught in school. Enjoy...then go pick up a book and read!
Here's a link to the lyric v
Fahrenheit 451 is a song done by Particles of Lit. Particles of Lit is a project done by a high school English teacher who thought the world needed a progressive metal album about classic pieces of literature taught in school. Enjoy...then go pick up a book and read!
Here's a link to the lyric video
This product should be used after reading the literature book, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Students will use the lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", to describe the relationship between the two main characters, Jess and Leslie. It includes a graphic orga
A wise person once said, “Music is the language of the soul.” Music has a way of touching our emotions in a way other language does not. Whenever Kino hears a song in The Pearl, the reader becomes aware of his inner world – his feelings and emotions.
This product is intended to be used as a final p
This is a list of 5 different projects for students to choose from to assess what they have learned through reading; it reaches all your learning styles that may be in your classroom.
Options are numerous for this product: allow students to choose their own novel (independent reading) and complete a
If you've ever wondered why music has had such a major impact on life, then this is the book for you. Many insights are brought to the forefront about music as an obsession for those who get heavily involved in it. Written from the viewpoint of a musician, it dives deeper into the effects music has o
WHAT IS EMPATHY? IT IS THE FOUNDATIONAL CHARACTER TRAIT AND SOMETHING YOUR KIDS WILL GROW AND SING ABOUT AS THEY READ THE STORY OF EDWARD TULANE!
Edward Tulane is a proud, cold-hearted china rabbit who is dearly loved by his 10-year-old owner, Abilene. He does not, however, have love for anyone exc
An epic has been generally described as a long narrative poem, on a grand scale, about the deeds of warriors and heroes, kings and Gods. It is majestic both in theme and style. It is a polygonal heroic story incorporating myth, legend, folktale, religion, and historical events of national or universa
For use as a supplement to reading George Orwell's Animal Farm or as a possible assignment in a speech class. Lyrics for the song Beasts of England included on assignment sheet as well as instructions and rubric. Document is in Word so you can modify as you like.
Have you ever been afraid? Annie Richards has been.
What do you do when you're afraid? Hide? Annie did.
Were you afraid of African sleeping sickness? Annie was.
Did diseases ever scare you? They scared Annie.
Were you afraid to ride your bike? Annie was.
Did you stop riding your bicycle? Annie did.
The Outsiders is a well-loved book and is used in many middle schools. This assignment has the students listen to the music mentioned in the book and evaluating the styles. The students will need to relate the music to the book, characters, to modern music, and themselves.
Celebrate the heroism and strength from the story in this beautiful picture book. This book is based on true event that happened in 1992 when the Sarajevo marketplace was hit by mortar and 22 innocent people waiting to buy bread at a bakery were killed. This story is told through the eyes of a young