Song Parodies about School

This Song Parodies about School lesson plan also includes:

Weird Al Yankovic might have made the parody popular but his name will probably not be familiar to your pupils; however, the songs and illustrations in Alan Katz’s Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs will certainly grab their interest. After examining several models, class members craft their own parodies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After watching a video of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" project the his lyrics side-by-side to the lyrics of Weird Al Yankovic's "Eat it" 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a copy of the picture book Take Me Out of the Bathtub by Alan Katz
  • The second activity involves creating a whole-class parody song about Thanksgiving; however, the activity can easily be adapted to any holiday
Pros

  • The lesson includes modeling and a guided practice exercise before individuals are asked to produce their own parody
Cons

  • None
Common Core