Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”

Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to more literal lines. They then apply what they have learned to their own lyrics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Because teens tend to have very strong opinions about recording artists and music genres, it is important to create a respectful classroom environment where individual preferences can be expressed and accepted
  • Carefully consider this artist's current reputation and whether she is appropriate for your classroom 
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a series of nine lessons that build on one another
Pros

  • The lyrics to the song and all the worksheets are included in the resource
  • The series of lessons would work best if used in order
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Activity
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Lesson Plan
  • Project
  • Song
  • Worksheet