Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Grade Level: 6 and up
Content Areas: ELA, Music
Classroom Time: Two 1 hr. 15 min. periods
ELA skill: Identify plot elements
ELA skill: Analyze mood
Music skill: Identifying/describing mood
Music skill: Analyzing musical selections
Previous skills: Students have read a short story or novel (in this lesson, I will use the novel Twilight by Stephanie Meyer) and have an understanding of mood.
Supplies: Internet access, paper, pencil/pen, handouts, copies of song lyrics, scenes from different movies,
Purpose: Show understanding of plot elements and the analyzing of mood through the use of music lyrics
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.