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An I-Pod Inspired Writing Lesson from HistoryFix & WritingFix
Focus Trait: WORD CHOICE Support Trait: VOICE

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This Lesson's Title:

Boogie Woogie with a B

Using alliteration while exploring the patriotic tones of the
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

This lesson was created for WritingFix and HistoryFix after being proposed by Northern Nevada teacher Marie Johnson.

This writing prompt inspired by

The Andrews Sisters' version of
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"

Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.


Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Using a famous World War II propaganda song, students will explore alliteration by changing the lyrics to create a new version of the song. After discussing what alliteration is and why this particular song was used and enjoyed by the people at home to promote patriotic spirit, the students will play with the lyrics to create their own alliterative patriotic songs. The students will then perform or present to the class their version of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.


6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this lesson is word choice; writers will want to inspire themselves with sounds, rhymes and “just right” words to make their message about patriotism clear. The support trait here is voice; writers will want to be aware of tone, purpose and audience as they craft their new version of a famous song.


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