Music: The right note
21 July 2008Add to My Folder
Combine music with creative writing for some inspirational literacy activities
Many composers have used music to tell a story. Music has incredible power to create atmosphere, feeling and mood. In fact, as the writer Aldous Huxley once said, ‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.’ Background music is commonly used in the classroom to create an appropriate atmosphere for writing, but this article goes a step further with ideas to help children actively draw on music as a stimulus for creative writing.
- Exciting Writing by Jacqueline Harrett (Paul Chapman, £17.99 PB)
- Just Imagine – Creative Ideas for Writing by James Carter (David Fulton, £20.99 PB)
- How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2 by Pie Corbett (David Fulton, £15.99 PB).