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Welcome to this Lesson:

Beautiful Noise

imagining what sounds look like and describing them in a poem

This lesson was created by NNWP Consultant Lisa Larson during an iPods Across the Curriculum Workshop.

This writing prompt is inspired by

"Beautiful Noise" sung by Neil Diamond

Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

After listening to just the sounds from two YouTube videos, students will use a graphic organizer to create a mind movie. Inspired by the images that their minds created, they will then listen to Neil Diamond’s Beautiful Noise and record the images that he describes in the song. Finally, they will choose their own beautiful noise and turn the images of those sounds into a poem.  Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this lesson is idea development; students' final poems will focus on showing what they hear in a particular setting. The support trait in this assignment is word choice; precise adjectives and nouns will help paint the picture in the reader’s head.

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