This week I altered a lesson from Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor to practice with our schema. The lesson involved listening to a song, reading the lyrics, and jotting our text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections on a graphic organizer. I had never heard the song before but I loved it and wanted to share a bit.
(Randy Stonehill, from Wonderama [Stonehillian/Word, 1992])
With her thick eye glasses and her plain Jane face
Sat beside me in my fifth grade class
Looking so terribly out of place
Rachel played the violin
And classical music was out of style
She couldn’t control all her wild brown hair
Her nervous laughter and her awkward smile and
CHORUS • It was clear that she’d never be one of us
With her dowdy clothes
And her violin
And a name like Rachel Delevoryas
Read the rest here.