The Connection Between Poetry and Music


  • Aug 14 2010 8:44 PM

    Teresa Tindill

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

  • Aug 8 2010 12:58 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

    A member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team matched this resource. Great way to incorporate music while still addressing ELA standards!

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students listen to poems read aloud and discuss the rhythm and sound of poetry. Students then perform poems using musical instruments to emphasize cadence. Using online tools, they learn about line breaks and the way these affect the rhythm of a poem. Finally, students write poems they believe will be enhanced by music and perform them for the class. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Music, Visual Arts, Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts