What does it mean to have a ‘writer’s ear’? In this workshop students explore the relation between rhythm and
the written word, whether crafting a persuasive essay argument, spitting rap, or dreaming in free verse. We
discuss what reads well and what sounds better, through published and recorded works, and students’ own
in-workshop writing. Sessions can be modified to incorporate concurrent studies in ELA, Social Sciences,
Ethics and Citizenship, Music and ESL.
Themes: This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec.
Materials: Pen/pencil, paper, music player and speakers.
Grade Levels: Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: Raquel Rivera