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Playlist of My School Year: An End-of-the-Year Writing Assignment for 6-12

Playlist of My School Year: An End-of-the-Year Writing Assignment for 6-12
Playlist of My School Year: An End-of-the-Year Writing Assignment for 6-12
Playlist of My School Year: An End-of-the-Year Writing Assignment for 6-12
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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Product Description
May can be a trying month for secondary teachers. This engaging end-of-the-year writing activity is an excellent way to keep students writing without having to take home stacks of research papers to grade when the weather is beautiful!

With this product, students will reflect on their school year, examine their growth, identify defining moments and experiences, and choose songs that relate to each of them. Through both short responses consisting of a few sentences and an extended paragraph, students will practice the writing skills you have taught them all year in an engaging, student-centered, non-intimidating manner.

This product contains:
1. An instruction page (EDITABLE in PPT format)
2. A two-page playlist graphic organizer with room for students to write about why they have chosen each song. Also, in each song explanation, students are encouraged to demonstrate mastery of a common writing skill (like using a semicolon correctly).
3. A rubric for the 8-song playlist (quick to grade, easy to use & EDITABLE)
4. An extended response expository prompt scaffolded to eliminate confusion
5. An example extended response you can share with students.
6. A rubric for the extended response that will save you time

This product is excellent for homework or daily work. It would also work for either individual students, partners, or small groups. You could use it after a test, on a day when you have extra time, for extra credit, or on a day you have scheduled a substitute.

I hope your students enjoy this reflective writing activity that allows them to express themselves through a creative outlet: music!

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 days
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