Are you looking for a way to connect ELA in the Music Classroom? Do you love watching movies with awesome soundtracks? Using the Soundtrack Story Lesson, students listen to music and create a story to match what they hear. It can be used as an independent or cooperative learning activity.
This product includes a set of directions for the teacher, a worksheet for students, and an illustration extension for students to create their own Movie Poster.
I did not include the listening examples because I tend to use different examples each year, however, I will say that I love to use music from popular movies like Up or Inside Out. All you have to do is use your music expertise to select a few pieces of music to pair with the assignment.
I used this in both 4th and 5th Grade and have spread it out over a few weeks (fill in one or two boxes each time we meet). It has always been a hit. I hope you enjoy this product!