Last week in Creative Writing, we worked with songs. For three days, we wrote silently based on songs my students suggested as prompts. On Thursday, we workshopped as a class. I went first, with a short story based on “People Say” by Portugal. The Man. My students gave me wonderful feedback (as always), so I took a photo of their discussion notes before erasing the board for the next brave soul to be workshopped.
If you want to play along, the songs we used were:
Evil Friends - Portugal. The Man
People Say - Portugal. The Man
The Bitter End - Blind Pilot
Safe in the Dark - Ludo
Settle Down - Kimbra
Land of Hopes and Dreams - Bruce Springsteen