While practicing their instruments, musicians often use a device called a metronome to beat a steady rhythm or “keep time.” A metronome can beat faster or slower, depending on how it is set.
If someone asked you to invent a new metronome, what would it look like? Think creatively, and write as descriptively as you can.
Whether your students enjoy listening to music, love to sing, or are learning to play an instrument, there’s something about music that “strikes a chord” with young teens.
That said, these middle school music writing prompts can be used with kids of all ages.
SHARON’S BLOG Do your students get stuck when they have to write a paragraph or an essay? It’s called practice, as when members of a basketball team practice dribbling or passing.
The team does not play a game every time they get together.In this bundle of writing prompts centered around wisdom, your students will encounter these types of writing: opinion, personification, parallel construction, definition, and more. SHARON’S BLOG Is it too early to dream about the beach? This week’s fun prompts are beach themed and are great for your 5th – 12th graders. SHARON’S BLOG Narnia and Middle Earth—what delightfully intriguing places to visit! These prompts are just right for students in grades 5 – 12. The first set of prompts is from a recent news article that caught my imagination, and the second is from a goofy song by Phil Harris recorded in 1950. It became so popular that it hit #1 on the Billboard charts soon after he released it. They practice SHARON’S BLOG “I can’t think of anything to write about.” “This writing assignment is boring.” Sound familiar? My three children and I hit the wall and almost gave up on writing because it became so tough on all of us.But I saw value in my children learning how to write, so I worked hard to figure out how we could have a successful writing class. Join us this week as we explore conversation starters, small talk, and communication. To print these prompts, click the Print icon at the bottom of this page. SHARON’S BLOG Let’s use a quote from Confucius and a passage from Proverbs to get your students thinking about wisdom. Imagine that you are a famous conductor, and your string (or brass or woodwind or percussion) section has gone on strike just before an important performance.The curtain is supposed to rise three hours from now! Personification is when you make an object think and act like a human.Invite your teens to choose from these prompts and explore the possibilities! Imagine that a time machine has transported you back to an earlier civilization or historical era. Your uncle has given you an Anti-Lazy (“AL”) Robot for your birthday.Think about one form of technology you can’t imagine living without. Poking through your backpack, you discover some rope, a pocket knife, a roll of duct tape, and three modern technological devices. Forget sitting on the couch while you order your robot around: you.