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.