La m úsica actual y su influencia sobre el lenguaje Workshop Borinquen Writing Project Prof. Elizabeth Col ón, Phd. April 9, 2005 Faculty Room University of the Sacred Heart About Elizabeth Col ón Professor of Education Department at the University of the Sacred Heart
Workshop Borinquen Writing Project
Prof. Elizabeth Colón, Phd.
April 9, 2005
University of the Sacred Heart
This workshop uses “reggaetón” music as a means to motivate students to reflect about the lyrics and write about the issues the songs present.
“Reggaetón” is a Puerto Rican blend of rap, hip hop, reggae with a touch of Latin rhythm. Its lyrics are often violent and/or express young people’s view of the world.
Using lyrics from different “reggaetón” songs, teachers were asked to develop writing activities based on what the songs
A teacher from each
group shared the
group’s lesson plan.
Fornaris, read some of
his poems for the