This is a project packet that guides students through a book soundtrack project. This is an exciting project for most students allowing them a chance to bring an important element of their lives (music) into the classroom while demonstrating a deeper understanding of the content using critical thinking and analytical skills. The packet gives the student an easy to understand and use format with a rubric that clearly lays out expectations but still gives the teacher enough flexibility to differentiate.
This project easily fits into a class for independent reading or a class book and can be adapted to have listening party for students to present and share their work.
Some movies are memorable (or moving or effective) because of the soundtrack that accompanies it. For this assignment, you have the opportunity to compile a soundtrack of already recorded songs for a fictitious film version of your book. Your soundtrack will include a cover and eight songs (accompanied by written explanations) that you feel reflect the themes, characters, storylines, etc.
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