"What I Am" by will.i.am and Sesame Street
*First off, let me say that I love music and love sharing songs with my students.
*Each Monday I feature a song to share with my writers.
*We listen to the song via the music video.
*After watching it the first time, we discuss as a class our thoughts about the music.
*I then play the song again (minus the video) and my students spend time writing in their notebook.
*They can write anything they want. This could include their likes, dislikes, reactions, thoughts, reminders, connections, and/or anything else they would like to include.
*After the writing, we have a few share out what they wrote. (Only if the writer wants to)
*If there is time at the end, we will watch the video again.
*This particular song will become our "THEME" song and is used for our weekly newscasts.