Song Lyrics Teacher Resources
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Exploring Shipping Through Song Lyrics
Learners explore shipping through song lyrics. They delve into the world of water transportation as they analyze the lyrics from the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Plenty of web resource links and background information are available; however, the song lyrics are not.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Feel the Rhythm, Find the Beat
Students examine meter, rhythmic patterns, rhyme scheme, and iambic pentameter. They watch video clips, read and discuss various Dr. Seuss books, identify the rhyming words and patterns, read and listen to song lyrics, and write song lyrics.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 101 Downloads
Astronomical Song Lyrics
In this astronomy and song lyrics activity, students are given 10 lyric fragments from different artists. Students select 3 of the fragments and write short essays about each to explain their thoughts from a human and astronomical point of view.
8th - 10th Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
Metaphor in Song Lyrics: Class Presentations
The class locates lyrics from familiar songs and decides if the metaphors and similes found were used effectively. They prepare and present a speech based on the lyrics of a song and explain how metaphor and simile were used.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 125 Downloads
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 301 Views 468 Downloads
Match the Song Lyrics - "Keep Going"
Oh no, we're missing several lines of lyrics! Using the song, "Keep Going," test the listening skills of your English language learners. They listen as you say the word lyrics aloud. Can they correctly identify the missing lyrics?
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in a writing exercise.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 44 Views 204 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Poems vs. Lyrics
Combine your pupils' love of music with their growing knowledge of poetry! First, have them bring in their favorite songs for a discussion on word choice and literary devices. Then, use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the qualities of poems and songs.
6th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 340 Downloads
I Hear Poetry
Twelfth graders use song lyrics to complete a literary and stylistic analysis of poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze poems without knowing they are songs and complete an organizer. Students listen to the songs and complete a group poetry analysis.
12th Language Arts 19 Views 69 Downloads
With the songs "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen and "Allentown" by Billy Joel, learners examine external versus internal conflict. When they have finished the first part of the lesson, they create their own poem (or song) about the images and conflicts from their own hometowns.
7th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale
Students read the story of the Eagle Boy. In this Native American Tale instructional activity, students discover the respect a boy has for wildlife. Students discuss eagles and what they symbolize. Students create song lyrics for the story and describe the acts of kindness within the story.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Learning From Lyrics
Students analyze a song to determine the composer's point of view regarding the subject addressed in the song. They design and create an original visual aid that illustrates the theme of the song. Students identify any social studies issues, events or person that is addressed in the song.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
I See and I Think (It's A Wonderful World)
Learners analyze song lyrics (by listening to the song) to pick-out descriptive vocabulary. They use this descriptive vocabulary to create a drawing of the images they "see" in the song. They compare their drawings to find similarities and write their own poetry using descriptive vocabulary.
3rd - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Covering the Issue
Examine how art and music can be powerful tools for conveying a political or social message. After considering the issues surrounding rapper Paris, students design their own album covers that reflect their political and/or social concerns. They will also write lyrics for one of the songs on thier album.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 46 Downloads