I Am Song

Learning Target OR Standards & Connections
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Essential Outcome(s) Level(s)
Students will…

  • recognize that each person has individual characteristics and talents, and that this variety of attributes contributes to building friendships as well as community in the classroom, school, and beyond through a created audio recording. 
  1. Bell Ringer Activity: Hand out something similar to this “Who Are You” worksheet.  Allow a few minutes for each student to fill out his or her responses. 
  2. Read aloud the questions and ask students to step forward as you call out a characteristic. Avoid questions that single out one student. Students will start to get a sense of similarities and differences in various aspects of their identities.
  3. Students will create their “I Am Song” that will explain who they are and how they feel.
  4. Using a blank template they will record their “I Am Song” using the loop library for inspiration on a backing track. 
Extended Learning
  1. Share the project, using the Collaboration feature, with the parents. Encourage them to comment throughout the week on their child’s progress.


The author of this is Meredith Allen. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa.  Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a district’s Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program. She also served on their District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative.Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the national Teacher Leadership Initiative.

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