Music in Film - Writing Short Stories to Film Music

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PowerPoint File - Music in Film - Writing Short Stories to Film Music

PDF File - Writing Short Stories to Film Music Worksheets

MP3 Files - Film Music for Inspirational Story Writing

MP4 Files - Sonata Form & Story Form Visual Demonstration Videos

This lesson plan is the Introduction Lesson to my "Music and Film Curriculum ~ (Bundle). If you're interested in this but want MUCH more, and getting a better deal for all 8 Music and Film Lesson plans Click Here!

The lesson plan is designed into 4 sections

1. Section One - Introducing Short Stories

Students are shown fundamental concepts to writing short stories, as it will be applied to them writing a short film later on. This describes how writers keep in concepts of Plot, Setting, Climax, and Resolution as they are writing stories.

2. Section Two - Introducing Sonata Form

Students are then introduced to a listening activity of two different pieces of music. One piece is a song by Beethoven, the other is of Chopin. These two videos perfectly illustrate the similarities between short stories & sonata form, and how music is structured in a similar way to short stories. The video takes students on a journey through a rain storm, and up and down a mountain as the music intensifies and calms down in the end. The music and visuals in the video demonstrate for your students how music and stories set themes, build in intensity, and resolve in the end.

3. Section Three - Writing Short Stories for a Short Film

Students them begin three listening activities of different film music. Each film music played is more modern, and is not classical music from before which was used in the mini lesson. Three different pieces of film music is then played for students. Students begin writing their story setting & characters for the first film music exemplar, they write about the problem their characters face in the next piece which is more intense film music. Last students listen to a final piece of music which is a great inspirational piece to listen to as they write the resolution to their story.

4. Section Four - Read out or Act Out Activities.

It is then up to you the teacher to decide whether you want to have students read their short stories aloud to the class, or act them out either individually or in small groups. You could also choose to do both activities, which is why this product could last you 2 to 3 weeks, considering this is a wonderful writing exercise that could be done even more than once with your students! Practice makes perfect, and I encourage you to challenge your students to write many stories utilizing this wonderful resource as a perfect prompt!


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Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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