Writing Prompt: Listening Inspires a Story

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With the increased importance placed on writing in today's schools, having a few writing prompts ready for classroom is crucial.

This writing prompt is designed for the music classroom, but it could be used in any subject area. A grading rubric is provided. The musical examples provided can be changed to whatever the instructor prefers...blanks are provided for this purpose.


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YOUR ASSIGNMENT: is to briefly listen to these three pieces of music, choosing one as your favorite. After listening again to your chosen piece of music, you must imagine and write a story that is inspired by the character of the music. Make sure to describe the scene, characters and plot of your short story. Your story should be able to be read over the top of the music, so it should be similar in length and duration. Try not let the title of each piece influence your story.

Describe Scene Describe the scene of the story completely and creatively _______ points (15)

Character/s Describe each character in terms of appearance and personality _______ points (15)

Plot Weave an interesting story _______ points (15)

Mechanics Demonstrate correct spelling, sentence structure and transitions _______ points (20)

Creativity/Connection to Music Reflect the character of the music by the elements of the story _______ points (15)

Introduction/Conclusion Provide an introduction and conclusion to complete the story _______ points (10)

Duration/Format Use proper length and format _______ points (10)
Total Points ________ (100)
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