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Writing Songs to Learn

Artist: Sue Trainor

Type: Professional Development


No music training is needed! This hands-on professional development workshop explores the musicality of language, building on basic oral communication skills to enhance learning and address multiple learning styles. Songwriting exercises not only engage students in the writing process, they serve to motivate synthesis of vocabulary, facts, concepts, and relationships. You will be guided through a series of lesson plan templates that are adaptable for many classroom uses. Sue will meet with you to custom design a program that best fits your school and district’s needs. Leave with a study guide, sample lesson plans, and a resource list.

Sample Common Core Connection: Reading Literature 2 CCR Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize.

*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: $500 for up to 90 minutes or $815* for full day, plus mileage.

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

Common Core-aligned
Creative Writing
Language Arts