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Theme:

Music and Meaning

Grades:

9 - 12

Subject:

English, Other

Duration:

2 Days

Standards
& Goals:

NCTE Standards


3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).


6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.


8. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.


Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the ways in which people deal with loss
  2. Analyze a piece of music for its relevance as a part of a soundtrack to a television episode
  3. Connect student life experiences with loss to the ideas presented in both television and music media
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