"Home" by Phillip Phillips
*This has been a favorite of mine for quite some time.
*I use to be an Idol fan in the early days, but stopped watching several years ago.
*The song came to my attention via the radio.
*I have used it before with previous classes and has always been well received.
*The music and words seem to hit a positive cord with my young writers.
*The message of the song is positive and speaks to the nature of "home."
Step One: Watch the video
Step Two: Class discussion about the video and what the message is
Step Three: Watch the video again
Step Four: Listen to the music as we write our reactions in our writer's notebooks
Week Number One: What I Am by Will.i.am
Week Number Two: Proud by Heather SmallWeek Number Three: Roar by Katy Perry
Week Number Four: Dreamer by Chris Brown
Week Number Five: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
Week Number Six: The Rainbow Connection by The Muppets
Week Number Seven: Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Week Number Eight: Thriller by Michael Jackson
Week Number Nine: Hall of Fame by The Script and Will.i.am
Week Number Ten: Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & Glee
Week Number Eleven: One Day by Matisyahu
Week Number Twelve: Count on Me by Bruno Mars
Week Number Thirteen: Louder by Charice
Week Number Fourteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid
Week Number Fifteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by the cast of Glee
Week Number Sixteen: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Week Number Seventeen: Shooting Star by Owl City
Week Number Eighteen: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Week Number Nineteen: Everything Will Change by Gavin DeGraw
Week Number Twenty: The World's Greatest by R. Kelly
Week Number Twenty-One: The Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson