iPod Playlist Project. Learning Goals. Understand that the elements of literature are relevant to our lives beyond literature. Analyze elements of story by completing an Independent Reading Project. What do songs have to do with books???.
Songs are played throughout every movie. Music represents and helps express all of the emotions, feelings, and moments in our lives.
Think about it: when you read a book, you can fast forward, rewind, pause, and play whenever you want, wherever you want.
So now you are becoming the Music Director and you are going to create a soundtrack for your book!
Music Directors don’t just throw in any song, into a movie, anywhere they feel like. They must explain to the Movie Director why they want to use this specific song, at this specific time. They need to show the exact lines in the script of when to play the song and explain why.
You will be doing the same. You will providing the exact spot in the story where the song would be played. (textual evidence-
quote and page #)
You will also be providing a couple of lines of the song lyrics to show how perfect and relevant your song choice is to that specific moment in the story.
Additionally, you will also be choosing your book’s theme song. This would be the song played during your commercial or movie trailer. It should give the reader a sense of the movie’s lesson or big idea.
Lastly, think about the sequel to your book. What would be a song that your main character would listen to 1, 5, or 10 years after your book has ended???
For each song, you will create a PowerPoint slide with the following information:
Connect to lyrics to character (beg., middle, end)
PPT or Google Slides– music, graphics, transitions, animations