I recently teamed up with Booktrack Classroom, a very cool online studio space where students can blend music, sound effects, and ambient sound with a text that they read, upload, or create. Whether in app form or via a more traditional online account, Booktrack is an intriguing way for students to personalize their reading or writing experience. There’s a huge library of sound to choose from and apply, and each piece can be catered to an individual’s reading speed.

Check out a couple of the lessons I wrote here, each aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and ready to use with Booktrack Classroom:

Persuasive Branding (Grades 9-10)

Sound and Symbol (Grades 11-12)

You can see my middle school lesson and lesson submissions by other teachers in the lesson library. Learn more about Booktrack Classroom by checking out the video below!