I'm not a big multiple-choice, worksheets kind of teacher; however, in a data-driven society my students needed to practice these skills. I've developed this product to practice deep-reading skills, analytical skills, and not sacrifice having fun (I catch them humming these tunes every once in a while). They also have common characters to compare and bring into our larger, novel discussions.
My students test scores have DRASTICALLY improved since I've started doing one musical passage per week! Their ability to analyze passages and have meaningful discussions has also improved! They do not feel as intimidated to tackle difficult texts. Furthermore, broadway musicals contain rich figurative language, dynamic characters, fun dialogue, and powerful word choice for students to play with and analyze.
Included in this resource packet is
-30 Sets of Audio Links to share with your class
-30 Student Worksheets to analyze these songs, questions based off of Virginia SOLs; however, many states share similar questioning styles. Uses text evidence and graphic organizers to support our incorporation of Common Core.
-Teacher Notes to help non-Broadway experts gage difficulty level, maturity level and give teachers big discussion questions to go over with their classes.