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Name:______________________________________ Date:________

Book Title:__________

Book Soundtrack Assignment Sheet


For your final assessment for this book selection, you will create a soundtrack that
could be used during a film made of your novel.
Please read and follow the guidelines below very carefully. Your soundtrack should
include the following:
A minimum of eight songs that would work in a soundtrack of your novel.
Analyze each song to make certain it communicates ideas from the book.
Include at least one song that relates to the message or theme of the book.
Make a list of eight songs. For each song include the title, artist, and portion of
the lyrics that support a part of the novel. In 1-2 sentences, explain the reasons
why you chose it.
Be sure you choose songs that relate to specific events, characters, and aspects
of the story including the theme.
Create an album cover to represent your soundtrack. Your album art should be
5x5 around the size of a CD insert.
Optional: You may create a musical CD to share with the class. This will be a
good opportunity to listen to music in class.
Be ready to present your soundtrack April 27, 2012.

Your grade will be based on the Scoring Rubric on the back of this page. Please take
time to review the rubric before completing your soundtrack.

Book Soundtrack Rubric


Format/
Presentation

____Points
Content/
Songs

____Points
Song
Explanations

____Points
Conventions

5 points

3 points

1 point

0 points

CD insert/cover art
design presents an
illustration directly
relevant to the book;
CD insert is very
nicely formatted and
includes book title,
author, and your
name

CD insert/cover art
design presents an
illustration, but its
not quite clear how it
connects to the
book; CD insert is
well formatted and
includes book title,
author, and your
name
List includes 3-4
songs that connect
with book themes,
events that occur
throughout the book,
emotions stirred
throughout the book,
etc.; songs can be
instrumental or
contain lyrics
Song list includes
song title, artist, and
lyrics; all 3-4 songs
are listed and
accompanied by at
least 1-2 sentences
connecting the song
with your book or 5-8
songs are missing
explanations
Final product needs
a tad more revisiontwo or three
convention errors

CD insert/cover art
design presents an
illustration, but its
not quite clear how it
connects to the
book; CD insert is
sloppy or format is
confusing

Final product does


not have a CD insert,
or the insert merely
contains a title and
possibly an unrelated
illustration

CD includes 1-2
songs that connect
with book themes,
events that occur
throughout the book,
emotions stirred
throughout the book,
etc.; songs can be
instrumental or
contain lyrics
Song list includes
song title, artist, and
lyrics; all 1-3 songs
are listed and
accompanied by at
least 1-2 sentences
connecting the song
with your book or 4-7
songs are missing
explanations
Final product needs
considerable
revision-multiple
convention errors are
distracting but not
confusing

CD has no songs
burned on it

Overall final product


portrays impressive
effort; most
expectations were
met; GOOD WORK!

Overall final product


portrays some effort
though youre
capable of more;
some expectations
not met

Overall final product


portrays little to no
effort; expectations
not met

List includes 5-8


songs that connect
with book themes,
events that occur
throughout the book,
emotions stirred
throughout the book,
etc.; songs can be
instrumental or
contain lyrics
Song list includes
song title, artist, and
lyrics; all 5-8 songs
are listed and
accompanied by at
least 1-2 sentences
connecting the song
with your book
Final product is
revised and
polished--one or
fewer convention
errors

____Points

Overall Final
Product

____Points

Overall final product


portrays impressive,
outstanding effort; all
expectations were
met; BRAVO!

Song list is missing


two or more of the
following: song titles,
artists, and lyrics; no
explanations are
provided for any of
the songs selected

Final product does


not appear to be
revisedoverabundance of
convention errors is
both distracting and
confusing

Soundtrack Practice Sheet


Name: _________________________________
Approved: ______________________________

Due: ______

Book Title: _____________________________


Title of Song Event from novel to which
Title of Song

Event from novel to which


song relates

Reasons for choosing song

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