I Like the Sound of That!

Project Description

In this series of lessons designed by Music Teaching Artist Jeff Robinson, students will explore how music and sound effects enhance a story. Using found sounds, students will create short musical compositions. Then, they will take their composing skills to the next level by creating their own soundscapes to accompany a read-aloud.

Suitable for all ages.

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Artistic Process

Create, Respond, Connect

What's included

-Lesson Plans
-Lesson slideshow
-Exploring Found Sounds Worksheet
-Found Sounds Compositions Worksheet
-Soundscapes Worksheet
-Read Aloud book

Guiding Question

How do composers use sounds effects and music to enhance a story?

Standards Addressed

Music Standards:
GM.CR.NH.1 I can arrange a musical idea.

GM.R.NL.6 I can identify contrasts in music.

GM.R IM.6.2 I can examine the contribution of timbre in a variety of musical instruments/voices to musical style and mood.

GM.C NL.9 I can explore general music concepts among arts disciplines, other content areas, and related careers in familiar settings.

English Standards:
RL.4.7.1 Explore similarities and differences among textual, dramatic, visual, or oral presentations.

RL.13.1 Engage in whole and small group reading with purpose and understanding.

RL 13.3 Read and respond according to task and purpose to become self-directed, critical readers and thinkers.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving
Life and Career Characteristics: Self-direction, Global Perspective
Competency Statements:
Learn Independently, Express Ideas

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Jeff Robinson, click here.

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About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.