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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
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Consider handing out lyrics and challenging the class to find metaphors and similes.
4th - 6th Language Arts 119 Views 360 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Here is a terrific lesson plan on poetry! Learners bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. A class discussion ensues regarding what makes a song "catchy." After analyzing the alliteration of the poems, learners read the poem "This Morning," and identify the elements of poetry that have been discussed.
5th Language Arts 197 Views 329 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 56 Views 214 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 339 Views 498 Downloads
Astronomical Song Lyrics
In this astronomy and song lyrics worksheet, 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
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 19 Views 342 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 instructional activity, they create their own poem (or song) about the images and conflicts from their own hometowns.
7th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 14 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 10 Views 126 Downloads
Spread the News Using Song Lyrics
What's one way to show what you've learned? Write a song about it! Learners can synthesize the knowledge they've gained during the Take the Challenge unit by rewriting a song with new lyrics. A few popular children's songs that could be remade are included here as well as an example of a song remake.
4th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Lyric Analysis: Reflection
The Woody Guthrie song,"I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore" invites upper graders to engage in lyric analysis. They use the lyrics to answer five analysis questions to determine a social meaning to the song. A suggested answer sheet is provided for your consideration.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Strega Nona: Retell Song Lyrics
Need a fun way to retell a great story? Here are song lyrics that retell the Tomi De Palo classic, Strega Nona. There are two songs, the first tells the story of Strega Nona (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?") and the second warns Big Anthony about the pasta pot (sung to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush").
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 24 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 4 Views 27 Downloads
The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful song.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 318 Downloads
Lyrics Analysis Guide
Assist your learners as they unravel the wonders of lyric analysis. This resource breaks down the analysis process by hook, verse, and chorus. Each is briefly defined and is used to look at any song's lyrics in a systematic way.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 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 47 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