Sound: Creating a Playlist for a Book

Posted by Hiller on 9/23/2014


Creating: Students considered how sound communicates mood and meaning by creating a playlist for Nathaniel's life, the main character in Mindblind by Jennifer Roy. After analyzing the story arc, students selected songs to reflect the following ideas: 
  • the character’s personality
  • the primary conflict, capturing the thoughts, feelings and emotions of the story
  • the character’s attempt to resolve the conflict
  • the turning point/discovery point
  • the themes -- the greater meaning behind the story

Reviewing, revising, and reflecting:

  • Here is an example of a playlist to illustrate the character's development throughout the story. 
  • After a close reading of an excerpt from Mindblind, students added sound to express the mood and emotion of the scene.