Using single lines from popular music songs (similar to poetry), students will practice their poetry knowledge of figures of speech. They will need to determine the difference between:
They will need to explain why they thought the particular figure of sp
This unit includes two digital resources. Poetry or Pop is engaging way to introduce classic poetry, figurative language, and poetic devices to your students. You could use it in a whole group game format or print out and use in a classroom gallery walk.Figurative Language in Popular Songs is an e
Hey teachers! I've updated one of my more popular worksheets, "Finding THEME in Poetry with Song Lyrics," to have more recent song excerpts. Students will be able to read an excerpt and determine the THEME, or the message, from the stanza provided. They will also find three clues to support their an
A great way to teach poetry is through song lyrics students know! Practice summarizing theme in poetry with this worksheet.
Teach students to identify poetry with a real life application and inspire them to develop a love for it at the same time!
Music is Poetry Slideshow Lessons for 10 different songs.
These slideshows are an engaging way for your students to analyze lyrics, notice elements of poetry, focus on meaning, practice fluency and expression, see that poetry is everywhere, and more importantly, connect with and appreciate MUSIC !
This is a fun activity that's perfect for introducing poetry analysis. This can be used in all grade levels. I have used it from elementary-junior high, and it has been a hit with my students. This can be used with ANY song to analyze the figurative language and literary devices found within the son
Teach students how to understand rhythm in poetry and songs.This presentation is designed to be your minilesson for teaching your class to understand rhythm. The lesson contains 25 slides, as well as an exit slip that can be used to assess your students understanding of this reading skill. The pre
Music is Poetry Slideshow Lessons for 10 songs from different children's movies.
These slideshows are an engaging way for your students to analyze lyrics, notice elements of poetry, focus on meaning, practice fluency and expression, see that poetry is everywhere, and more importantly, connect with
This Powerpoint Presentation includes a list of author's tone words. This list could easily be printed out and distributed to students to include in their language arts notebook. There are 10 examples of lyrics of songs from artists such as Drake, Justin Timberlake, Bob Marley, etc. (The lyrics are
A perfect introduction to your poetry unit! Engaging content with activities to help students identify figurative language in music lyrics!
1. Suggested Aims and Timelines
2. “I Lived” by OneRepublic Lyrics with Line Numbers
3. What does this song mean? Interpretation Page by Stanza
Student groups will explore seven different songs performed by these artists: Alessia Cara, Garth Brooks, Sia, Len, Fleetwood Mac, and 21 Pilots.Through a TPCASTT annotation strategy, students will discover the poetic devices within the songs.
THIS PACKET INCLUDES:
Teach students poetry terminology while studying song lyrics! This resource features John Mellencamp’s Pink Houses and Minutes to Memories song lyrics and links to you tube video performances.Poetry terms are identified in powerpoint slides and song lyric examples are displayed. Terms studied incl
This comprehensive 30 slide/page package introduces students to literary devices, including: simile, metaphor, personification, allusion, alliteration, symbolism, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, oxymoron, and mood. After mastering the definition of a device, students apply that knowledge to unveil implicit
This is a great web quest to do around Valentine's Day. For this Web Quest, students are asked to play the role of a Relationship Specialist for some friends with interesting relationship problems. For each friend scenario, they are given a problem and 3 poems or song lyrics. Using these poems/song
Are you feeling at a loss for how to address some of the difficult points of discussion in the world right now? Do your students groan when you introduce poetry and figurative language? Do they have trouble finding deeper meaning behind a poet's words?This resource requires no prep and is Google Cl
Getting students excited about poetry and figurative language can be difficult. I find that putting it into terms of music often with popular songs makes the process more enjoyable for them and myself. This product contains a powerpoint with links to videos, worksheets which examine both figurative
Students explore the connection between poetry and music in this unit. After music choice is approved by teacher, students write about the deeper message of their selection, create a five-paragraph essay, and design a poster. A checklist is included to help guide students through the process.
Music has become an essential part of life for many individuals. As we listen to it, our mind works through the feelings and scenarios the musician is telling us about. Writing music becomes a way for people to let out their emotions and work through problems that they are facing. For many, music is
Need a quick lesson to incorporate poetry into your music classes? This lesson includes the unit lesson plan, student directions, external resources, rubric, and writing prompt. Students are able to work in groups to create the background music or sounds for poetry, reinforcing the basics to how to
This is a fun, and fairly low-stakes poetry project for junior English classes (Grades 7-9) that will engage learners as they select poetry that is meaningful to them.This is a three day project with two main learning outcomes:1/ This lesson has students uncover poetic devices in the music they list
Poetry in Music Slideshow Lesson for the song:
Little Wonders by Rob Thomson
These slideshows are an engaging way for your students to analyze lyrics, notice elements of poetry, focus on meaning, practice fluency and expression, see that poetry is everywhere, and more importantly, connect with and
Poetry in Music Slideshow Lesson for the song:
Can't Stop this Feeling by Justin Timberlake.
These slideshows are an engaging way for your students to analyze lyrics, notice elements of poetry, focus on meaning, practice fluency and expression, see that poetry is everywhere, and more importantly,
This activity is for students to find poetic elements in songs. I give the students copies of the lyrics and this worksheet and let them complete it while the songs play in the background. I use it as a way to get them interested in the unit. Songs: "Cowboy Casanova", "Never Say Never", "Next to You
This resource is a writing project where students must:Choose a songWrite a paragraph explaining the background info of the songWrite a song analysis (theme)Identify figurative language within the songConclude with a summary of their learningDetailed instructions for each part of this assignment is