Enjoy this freebie of my close reading through song unit! Students will first read the lyrics to a popular song and analyze using evidence. For the 2nd and 3rd reads, students will listen to the audio version and watch the music video to further analyze the theme, authors meaning, and make connections to the text. My students LOVE doing these every week and are constantly suggesting songs that we can analyze! This can be used for a whole class lesson, or as a small group reading center.