I’m ignoring the slightly cooler weather and thinking about that 70 degree day we had last week. Either way, spring is almost officially here! I thought this is the perfect time to share two great spring composing resources. This lesson pairs a great book as an introduction to a composing lesson and a great file to give your students parameters.
An Intro To Composing
First up, this lovely book by Vicky Weber. The Song Garden is a perfect introduction to a composing lesson. (Full disclosure: some affiliate links but it won’t change your price. No pressure!)
This book is about a girl name Calla who plants flowers to compose a song as part of the town’s celebrations.
She gets to compose a song using flowers.
What is wonderful about this story is the apprehension she has about composing on her own. She discovers that there is no right way to write a song. This is perfect for young students as a reminder that it is ok to not be “perfect”, to make it their own and to put their own ideas down without fear of judgement.
This composing file is a lovely pair for The Song Garden. My spring composing file gives students parameters, helps keep phrases consistent, and helps them create patterns on a spring theme.
I hope that these two great spring composing resources give you a great place to start for composing with your students. This pairing is sure to get them feeing creative and confident in their endeavors!