Sometimes, composition projects may begin with text. Students at the middle school level are often very interested in creative music because it supports their struggles, anxieties, and desire for fun. Lesson planning, in order to be student-centered, may include student-driven exercises that shift and change and still motivate students to learn.
In the photos to the left, students wrote original text in the form of phrases on the board. The seemingly simple task of writing on a chalkboard was extrememly challenging in the beginning because it turned out that being in the front of a quiet, attentive classroom was new for them.
Process for a person who is three is, in some ways, not too much different than for someone who is 10 as described by the examples here to the left.