Parody Songs: Intro to Lyric Writing Together
A semi-private class that combines personal favorite songs and interests to write fun, creative, parody lyrics with rhythm and rhyme!
Dr. Tory - The Diverging STEM
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Parody Songs: Lyric Writing Together makes writing fun by carefully integrating students' favorite melodies with their other areas of interest to begin creating a custom parody song! Dr. Tory allows students to think critically and drive the direction of the lesson, since lyric-writing often requires open-ended creativity. More than just substituting words of an existing song, Parody Songs: Lyric Writing Together allows students to make explicit connections between rhythm, rhyme, and original...
After taking this class, I will be able to do one or more of the following... -Explain why parody songs exist in pop culture -Apply a personal interest or experience to lyric writing -Revise new lyrics to mimic the rhythm of a favorite melody -Combine rhyming words in a meaningful way for story-telling -Evaluate new parody lyrics for accuracy by speaking or singing aloud
Writing parody lyrics to favorite melodies is something Dr. Tory loves to do in her spare time. She really enjoys the creative challenge of writing paired with the enjoyment of music. Check out the trailer for a few examples!
Highly Recommended: Learners can bring 1-3 ideas of personal interests or experiences, and 1-3 ideas of favorite, age-appropriate songs that can also be shared on YouTube Kids (for the purpose of matching parody lyrics to the rhythm of an appropriate song). Optional: After the class is over, learners may wish to apply what they have learned to continue writing lyrics for a full parody song to share with friends and family.
-It is highly recommended that learners use a device that can access a browser connected to RhymeBrain: https://rhymebrain.com/en -Please come prepared with a paper and pencil, or digital writing software, for recording ideas and parody lyrics
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As a discussion-based class that encourages teamwork, informal assessments are embedded throughout the experience. For example, Dr. Tory will often encourage students to explain their thinking behind a shared idea. This practice keeps assessment low-stakes for the learners, and will also provide them with practice on demonstrating their abilities to creatively apply knowledge of rhythm and rhymes to original writing.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Dr. Tory encourages engagement by inviting learners to share their own ideas of favorite topics and favorite songs. This open-ended nature of the class may present minimal risk that an occasional inappropriate idea is voiced by a student. In the rare event that this would happen, Dr. Tory will redirect the conversation to more appropriate alternatives, which is why each participant is asked to prepare for class by bringing 1-3 ideas for interests and songs/melodies on YouTube Kids. Likewise, child-appropriate songs are expected to only have child-appropriate lyrics on Lyrics.com, which Dr. Tory will access during class so that students can reference the rhythm and rhymes of the original song they wish to parody. Dr. Tory will also be prepared to share appropriate examples, if needed, but it is more fun when we can follow the learners' ideas.
YouTubeKids Audio Tracks (age-appropriate, official artist audio only): https://www.youtubekids.com/ Rhyme Brain (free rhyme dictionary tool/website): https://rhymebrain.com/en Lyrics.com to reference the lyrics of original songs that learners want to build parodies from (this helps learners imitate the rhythms and rhymes of original songs).
Dr. Tory - The Diverging STEM
Educator, Researcher, Advocate
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
68 total reviews
121 completed classes
My name is Tory Williams and I enjoy teaching a variety of STEM topics, especially related to animal behavior and engineering. As someone with invisible disabilities, I also love to teach on topics related to disabilities, mental health, and...