Purpose: Davis Street Magnet School is an Art and Music school. My unit will embrace reading, writing, science, social studies, art and music. I will coordinate with our music teacher and our band instructor to teach my students the song, “Ring of Fire”by Johnny Cash. If any of my students are in the Davis Street Marching Band, I will consult with the band teacher. If I have no students in Band, we will learn the song only!
Procedure: After consulting with the music teacher and band teacher, my students will receive copies of the lyrics and will listen to the song on the computer or from a CD.
Why? Mondo reading has a program where singing songs helps students with their memory, oral language and reading. Following the words as they sing helps students with their reading, word retrieval and fluency.
Why! The unit is called Ring of Fire!!