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Opera Carolina’s Songwriting residencies use song analysis and lyric writing to support classroom learning in the English Language Arts while increasing students’ mindfulness by allowing them time to write introspectively and turn their lived or imagined experiences into creative work.
Students will analyze
- how the parts of a song fit together to communicate an idea (craft and
October – June, 2023.
Residencies recommended to span between 3-5 visits and are scheduled to fit school’s schedule
$750 for 3 visits (up to three 45-minute sessions per visit)
$75 per additional session
Guiding Standards for the Residency
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Craft and Structure:
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Standards are customized for each residency.
Available upon request.
Cancellation notification must be given at least 3 weeks in advance of residency/workshop. If less than 3 week notice is given, school may be responsible for partial cancellation fee.