Composition Task: Sweet Machine

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Composition Task: Sweet Machine

Read Chapter 20 "The Great Gum Machine" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory aloud. Discuss the sounds made by the machine. students work in groups to invent their own candy and compose a piece of music that describes the sounds of the machine

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October 2019
This is visual arts right? Is it possible to upload photos from the project?
December 2016
I have done this lesson with my 5th grade class for the past 4 years. I have the students create a poster advertising their sweet, as well as draw a poster explaining what happens at each stage before they perform their composition. This year was special in that many groups created cardboard representations of their machines instead of drawing them. A great overall lesson that incorporates several disciplines.
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July 2012
Very good one!
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May 2011
Really helpful sheet that provided me with lots of inspiration. Thanks for sharing it here.