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Music: The right note

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By Rosie Warden — Junior Ed PLUS guest editor 2007 and Year 4 teacher

Combine music with creative writing for some inspirational literacy activities

Girl writing

Many composers have used music to tell a story. Music has incredible power to create atmosphere, feeling and mood. In fact, as the writer Aldous Huxley once said, ‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.’ Background music is commonly used in the classroom to create an appropriate atmosphere for writing, but this article goes a step further with ideas to help children actively draw on music as a stimulus for creative writing.

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