Call the Tune: Music in Literature

I am dancing to the music in my head. Scholars learn to listen for music in their heads as they read literature and poems. After they identify and analyze poetic devices that relate to music, they create their own musical poems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a musician or music teacher to visit the class and conduct rhythmic activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Part three of four in the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project series
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  • Use alone or in a unit of study

Pros

  • Requires learners to think creatively 
  • Incorporates the arts with literature
Cons

  • None
Common Core