Lesson Plan

Teaching Expression with Music

In this lesson, your students will use music and art to visualize emotions and express feelings. They will love using music to practice writing!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize how the sound of music can prompt different emotions and how punctuation and word choice can help authors express how a character is feeling.


(5 minutes)
  • Give your students paper, and have them take out their coloring utensils.
  • Tell your students that they are going to draw what music feels like.
  • Ask your students to come up with examples of how music makes them feel. For example: Does a happy song make you feel happy or sad?