Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”

Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Practice with Song: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
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Using Miles Davis’ landmark album, "Kind of Blue”, students will review rhetorical appeals, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, evaluate a writing prompt, formulate the thesis for an argument essay on the value of entertainment from the 2003 AP English Language exam and examine scored student sample essays with commentary. A link to an appropriate rubric is included to assist with scoring the essays generated from the activity. A couple NPR stories examine the mystic of the album. This lesson prepares students for AP Literature and AP Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities. These lessons can be used when studying “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin or Langston Hughes’ work.

In this resource there is a video creating project where student gather images to match the music. An example is provided. The packet includes three complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions. An opening, work session, and closing is provided for each of the three lessons.

Tags: Advanced Composition, AP English Language, American Literature, writing, song, AP Literature, critical thinking, argument, Miles Davis, annotations, literary devices, So What, Kind of Blue, Jazz
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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