English Language Arts & Music
Learn about the rhythm of words, make a poem sing, and learn all about musical books with the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library!
Lesson 1: The Rhythm of Words
Language is musical! Learn about rhythm in language through speech and movement.
Lesson 2: Syllable Party!
Play a game and turn your favorite food into its rhythmic counterpart!
Lesson 3: Songs for Vocabulary
Songs are a great way to learn and remember things. Learn how to incorporate important information into songs for better retention.
Lesson 4: Musical Books
With the help of our friends at the Cincinnati Public Library, listen and analyze a book based on music!
Lesson 5: Songs to Help Us Spell
Music can be used to help us remember things like how to spell someone's name.
Lesson 6: Make a Musical List
Need to memorize a long list of items? Use a song to help you remember.
Lesson 7: Name that Tune, Change that Tune
Just as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is used to teach the alphabet, songs can be given new lyrics to boost learning.
Lesson 8: Describe What You Hear and Feel
Play a song and choose words that relate to the emotions and story of the song.
Lesson 9: Make a Poem Sing!
Take a famous poem and try adding a melody.
Lesson 10: Turn a Poem into Spoken Word
What's the difference between a poem and a rap? The rhythm!
Lesson 11: Composing from Scratch!
How do musicians and writers find inspiration? How do you get started in the creation process? Learn with Brandon Isaac from WordPlay.
Lesson 12: Finding Parts of Speech in a Song
Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a song. Maybe even find rhymes and alliteration!
Bonus Lesson: Music and Emotion
A bonus lesson on Music and emotion with our friends from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library!