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CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to
help create the soundtrack of the book you are
reading. You will submit a selec...
1. The Start of the story should play, “Where do the
Children Play” by Cat Stevens. This movie is set in the
future and th...
The example is from a short story, so no chapters are used. See http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2014/04/listen-while-you-re...
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Literacy Assignment -Soundtrack

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This is a simple reading assignment that can be used to check a student's comprehension of a text (normally a short story or section of a book). In it they must select songs that would be appropriate for the soundtrack of the movie adaptation. See http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2014/04/listen-while-you-read.html for more song related lessons.

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Literacy Assignment -Soundtrack

  1. 1. CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to help create the soundtrack of the book you are reading. You will submit a selection of FOUR songs. Each chapter we have read MUST have one song. One chapter will end up with two. You will also be submitting a design for the soundtrack. Your proposal should include: 1. The Song AND Artist 2. What chapter or specific scene of the chapter would the song play during? 3. Why does the song match this chapter / scene? Be sure to include relevant lyrics if needed In addition to the proposal you will be submitting an album cover. This will include: 1. The title of your book (and the chapters) 2. The songs and artists 3. Relevant cover art. What picture seems to symbolize the story best in your eyes? You may draw it yourself or use the computer, but be sure to respect privacy laws! THE SOUNDTRACK OF _________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
  2. 2. 1. The Start of the story should play, “Where do the Children Play” by Cat Stevens. This movie is set in the future and the song discusses the changes that people are making, and expressing concern about how the changes will affect the children. The story opens with the children on another planet. Because of all the rain the children can’t play outside. Also, the melody reminds me of rain. Maybe because of the repetitive guitar beats. 2. When the students are presenting their poems about the sun The Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun” should play. This is a very childlike song which is suitable for a class of children. It is even more appropriate because the topic of the song is the Beatles discussing sunshine. 3. Alice Cooper’s School’s out for summer is perfect to start when the students are teasing Margot and locking her in the closet. The melody is very aggressive and punishing which is how the students are acting. Afterwards the song talks about how school’s out. This is perfect because the teacher is not there and the students are out of school enjoying themselves. 4. The first 30 seconds of Apologize by One Republic are perfect for the very end of the song. The melody is very soft, but it has a lot of emotion. The song is talking about a relationship, but the basic point is that it is too late to apologize. I think that sentiment applies perfectly to Margot. They took the sun away from her, and even though they may be sorry, I don’t think she’ll forgive them. THE SOUNDTRACK OF Ray Bradbury’s All Summer in a Day 1. Where do the Children play- Cat Stevens 2. Here comes the sun- The Beatles 3. School’s Out- Alice Cooper 4. Apologize- One Republic
  3. 3. The example is from a short story, so no chapters are used. See http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2014/04/listen-while-you-read.html for more ways to use sounds with students reading assignments!

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