Music is one thing that is universal among all people. It gives us certain feelings, brings back memories, and says things that maybe we don’t know how to say to others. Throughout the novel, Zoe’s father Marcus tells her the names of many songs that he loves and that remind him of her, encouraging her to listen to them. Zoe makes a playlist of the music, and it becomes a topic of conversation in their letters and brings them closer.
For this activity, students will choose one of the songs that Marcus told Zoe about and illustrate a part of that song. In the description, students will describe the song and why Zoe’s father may have chosen to share it with her. To differentiate, teachers can have students make a cell for more than one song. The example illustrates and describes two songs.
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Objective: Create a cell that describes and illustrates one song that is mentioned in From the Desk of Zoe Washington.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards