A Powerful Connection: Music and Poetry
For teachers of Grades 3-6
Maximum number of participants: 30
Music has great potential for helping students comprehend, respond to, and interpret poetry. In this workshop, teachers examine a process for integrating music and poetry in the classroom by exploring their natural connections. Participants learn ways to help students use musical instruments, voice, and body movement to explore elements of music (such as dynamics, tempi, and timbre) and then apply their understandings to create a musical composition for a poem. The artistic process of composing music for a poem will draw on essential reading comprehension strategies and result in a powerful and personal learning experience. No previous musical training is necessary. Led by Kennedy Center teaching artist Deborah Sunya Moore.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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