Objective & purpose:
To explore creative writing techniques to offer more depth to lyrics, by creating new pieces or editing old pieces. Encourage students to have the confidence to perform.
Create a mutual contract to agree on appropriate conduct in the session.
Talk about the importance of being creative in writing. Exploring Metaphor’s and Similes.
Creating a space to allow students to feel comfortable to write and possibly share.
Have a class discussion about comparing one object/emotion to another to give it more ‘life’. Encourage students to use metaphors and simile’s, to describe things. Offer worksheets to assist with learning.
Start constructing written piece showing evidence of the use of simile and/or metaphors.
Performing one of my own pieces to give an example.
Performing a piece of my own to give an example of creative writing and show it is not ‘boring’.
Check for understanding:
Encourage students to talk about the topic during discussion. Reflect to the pieces they have written.
Allowing students to offer suggestions and writing them on the board for reminders. Having fun in a group discussion.
Guided and independent practice:
Student will be given the opportunity to discuss the topic with the group and the teacher individually.
When students are left with time to work on their pieces, I am available for one to one assistance.
Feedback, offering advice for similar support in writing & performing.
Encouraged to share their written pieces with the class. Student’s will be asked if they found it helpful.