Call Me, Maybe?

I decided to try the Over-Dramatic Reading. The idea is to take a piece of literature, (a movie scene, song, book, poem, etc) and record a dramatic reading of it. I chose Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me, Maybe.”

[soundcloud params=”auto_play=false&show_comments=true”]http://soundcloud.com/talliemarks/call-me-maybe[/soundcloud]

This project definitely reminded me how tone can affect the feel and meaning of words, and how differently different people can process the same information. While, not directly applicable to a math classroom, it is a good lesson to keep it mind when teaching multiple people. I also think it would be a great project for English or Social Studies; it would be fun a project that would highlight the differences between intention versus what is actually said.
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4 thoughts on “Call Me, Maybe?

  1. I absolutely love this song and you really gave it your own spin and flavor. It almost reminded me of slow, jazz-like poetry like something that you would say at a poetry jam with great emotion and feeling and emphasis to it. I really enjoyed this piece. It’s interesting to see what someone can do with a song and put it in a totally different direction but I really enjoyed your spin off and I feel that you really did do the job of making it dramatic and believable. I liked this a lot.

  2. Hey Nat,
    Malika’s right, “Jazzy poetry” I dig your work. Emotional and enjoyable. I guess the way you read lyrics can really guide the emotion of the piece. This was great!

    -Rey Awesome

  3. I could definitely hear this in some coffee house lol…I would have laughed out loud if I was to do some dramatic reading. I don’t like the song, but I like this better lol

  4. Hey your assignment was cool, and i agree this would defintley be goood for a Englis classroom, my major is English, Childhood Education and this is definitely a cool idea. I know students would love to do this assignment, thanks for the idea, good job

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