Tag Archives: Music

Heard in Class: A Lesson in Metaphors

Ten students have shown up for Shana Lawson’s Music 1 – Great Lyricists class at Aspirations Diploma High School.  Some are seated, while others stand at the side of the room, pulling their notebooks out from a messy pile by the window. The last figure of speech the class studied was a simile.  “What we  Read more »

Their Rap Lyrics

It’s a Monday morning in Shana Lawson’s music class.  About 17 students at Aspirations Diploma High School walk in wearing an assortment of hoodies and Yankee hats. Some are eager, but others seem to drag their feet. Using a blue marker, Lawson writes today’s subject on a dry erase board: Imagery – Painting pictures with  Read more »