Interpreting Lyrics With Pictures
Students interpret the lyrics of a selected song through the use of photos and a presentation program. They search for photos on Pics4Learning to illustrate their interpretation of the song. Photos are downloaded to a folder on their hard drive.
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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 English Language Arts
Examining idioms is a peace of cake when using this graphic organizer! Here, grammarians identify an idiom and use it in a sentence. Then they investigate its literal meaning versus its figurative meaning, and accompany each one with a...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lecture 6 - Oral Interpretation - Verse
Students discuss how oral interpretation varies with prose and poetry. They select a piece of prose or poetry to present to the class, and then assess each other on the organization and delivery of their speech as well as on their...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Picture It: JFK in High School
Elementary schoolers learn about young John F. Kennedy. After a teacher-led discussion about his high school years, pupils examine a photograph of Kennedy and four of his friends taken on the grounds of the Choate School in Connecticut....
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Our Town: Using Song Lyrics in the Classroom
Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown” and Billy Joel’s “Allentown” motivate young lyricists to craft poems about their own home town. Groups compare the two songs, identifying details, symbols, and conflicts. Individuals then picture a place...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once
How do they do that? How do interpreters simultaneously or consecutively translate from one language to another? Check out this short video that details some of the skills required and the training provided to interpreters. And it is as...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
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...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts