Stealthy Serenade

Curricular Connections

History, Literature, Poetry, Creative Writing, Music, Critical Thinking, Social-Emotional Learning


  • The reproducible handouts for this activity
  • A pen or pencil
  • Scratch paper
  • Access to a video- or musicstreaming service

Optional Materials (for cardboard guitar)

  • Cardboard
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue
  • Old pencils

Common Core Standards

This activity directly supports the following ELA-Literacy Common Core Strands:

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Create a presentation, art work, or text in response to a literary work with a commentary that identifies connections. Make deliberate, personal, cultural, textual, and thematic connections
across genres.

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.