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My system has done some of this type of work in Middle Tennessee. The new standards are uniform. I keep the CCSS in mind when I created the first version of my essential learning’s for each grade level. We are required to incorporate as many cross-curricular items into our lessons as we can, particularly work pertains to ELA. However, this must be done while remaining true to our own subjects in our related arts classes at my school.

There are many areas where ELA crosses over with music, such as analyzing the lyrics and doing a close read of the lyrics of a song. This is a very simple and effective way to incorporate ELA into your lesson without sacrificing music. In addition, for lower grades, performing rounds increases reading fluency.

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