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Writing Blues Songs to Boost Writing and Reading Comprehension

Artist: Curtis Blues

Type: Professional Development


No music background required! Learn about writing and revision within the simple blues song structure in this professional development workshop. Blues songs emphasize concepts, such as figurative language, sensory descriptive writing, and editing for clarity. Learn how to assist students in pre-writing exercises, assessment of material, and comprehension of character development and motivation. Apply song-writing skills to various reading and writing programs.

Sample Common Core Connection: Writing 2 CCR Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly.

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.


Audience Limit: NA

Program Length: NA

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $400 for up to 90 minutes or $650 for full day, plus mileage.

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements


Black History Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
American History
Common Core-aligned
Creative Writing
Language Arts