- Reading, singing and analysing the lyrics of a song. Breaking up rhythms and syllables.
- Discussing musical preferences and musical concepts. For example, using adjectives for tone colour - a 'majestic' sound.
- Exploring the structure of a piece of music - relate this to the structure of a written text.
Using quality literature as stimulus for composing or organising sound. For example, recreating a scene from a text, creating sound effects or sound stories to match the text. Why not include visual literacy?
- Write a story based upon a composition you have heard or created, for example, listen to Beethoven's 6th Symphony Pastoral.
Literacy in the creative arts
The literacy of the creative arts video (3 minutes 8 seconds) unpacks the links between the creative arts and literacy through research and examples of literacy embedded in the creative arts.