This activity is great as a fun, one-day lesson at any time during the school year!
Students are asked to look closely at the startling narrative that love songs can convey. They will apply their critical thinking skills and identify the literal and figurative meaning behind lyrics. This lesson is Common Core aligned, as students will be analyzing what the text says explicitly (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1).
Included is an engaging Prezi lecture that provides a brief overview of the often disturbing messages that love songs can express.
Students will be asked to determine whether selections of text come from a love song or a letter from a stalker.
They will then find and analyze their own creepy love song.
NOTE: You will need a projector to present the Prezi lecture. The presentation includes YouTube videos; an internet connection is necessary to access the videos.
I approach this lesson with humor, and it never fails to entertain my students. They love it!