Reading in Music
Music and Literacy
Reading in music is encouraged across all year groups. There are numerous opportunities for reading aloud in many of the Powerpoints that accompany the schemes of work, and staff will use these wherever possible.
· Piano playing is good for you – from Classic FM poster
· 10 reasons you should take up a musical instrument
· An extract from a book called The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.
· African Drumming – taken from the BBC website
· Liszt factsheet – introducing the word Virtuoso
· Model answers are available to be read in the film music scheme. These include command words and focus on the development our ‘academic word list’ that accompanies our important musical elements
Year 10 and Year 11
This follows on from work begun in Year 9 on writing longer answers to question that require the learner to describe how musical elements creates atmosphere, emotion etc. in film. Again, model answers are read aloud by students in the film music scheme. These include command words and focus on the continued development of our ‘academic word list’ that enable students to access extended answer question on the GCSE exam.