Get your dancing shoes on!
I’ve been tapping my toes ever since we made these selections for our Movie Discussion Club: Marvelous MUSICALS!
Musical numbers model writing power!
- The poetry of the lyrics.
- The narrative.
- The playful way that songs create new dynamics between characters.
These are a few of my favorite things.
Students get to amp their cultural literacy, visit a time and place far from their own—oh, and we get them to WRITE.
There’s a place for us.
Whether your kids are fans of metal, country, or rap, there’s something unifying about the power, the DRAMA, the appeal of a good musical. Instant investment!
One more day. Another day, another destiny.
We’ve got your summer playlist all lined up! Your kids will be learning while they are humming. And you’ll be singing along!
No, no, no, no, no way I’m livin’ without you…
Have you figured out which musicals we’re doing?
The Sound of Music (1965) A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a naval officer widower.
Les Misérables (2012) In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean (who, after breaking parole, is hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert) agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
West Side Story (1961) Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but can love flourish in the midst of intense friction between the warring Jets and Sharks?
Dreamgirls (2006) A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
What students say:
I love the way it doesn’t feel like writing, even though it is! – Brian
I was surprised that we dug so deep! At first I just took this class to have an excuse to watch more [movies] but then I started to really enjoy it. – Sarah
I knew I would enjoy watching the movies in this class, but I didn’t know how much I would enjoy writing about them and sharing my thoughts. – Mark
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo… Secure your spot in this fun class and be prepared to sing your way into September and the start of a new school year!
Class starts Monday, August 5, 2019.