Narrative Poetry Put to Music
Let’s write a Narrative Poem… (♪ ♪ and let’s put it to music ♪ ♪ )
I play my students the song, ‘One Piece at a Time’ by Johnny Cash.
This song tells a great story… much like a narrative poem tells a story.
I provide them with the lyrics to ‘One Piece at a Time’ so they can reference how a story flows AND so they can see how I want them to structure their poem.
Their assignment is to write their own narrative poem telling about their summer vacation and be able to sing it/say it/rap it to the tune of ‘One Piece at a Time’
Or - have them write about any other holiday or event that may be happening in your hometown.
I give them the first stanza of the poem.
Students MUST follow a specific rhyming pattern.
BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF ONE OF MY STUDENTS SINGING HIS FINISHED PRODUCT. This has turned out to be a favorite poetry lesson to do with my class...
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