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In this session, writers step back from their songs to learn about the time and place when the song was written, and about the life and career of the artists who wrote and recorded it.

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What Your Students Will Learn

In this lesson, writers research more information to understand their song and the life and career of the song’s creator to support and expand their liner notes.

What Your Students Will Produce

Students take notes to organize and prepare for writing their own liner notes, listening with purpose, reading lyrics carefully, and investigating a song’s origins.

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