This product contains 28 songs to enhance your tier 1 or tier 2 English Language Arts. It's a perfect supplement to poetry units that touch on music and lyrics. Each song has a close reading worksheet to accompany it with instructions for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reading of the song. Students will be able to visualize and sketch, answer higher order thinking questions, and dig deeper into a wide variety of songs. There is also student examples, a class playlist voting tracking sheet, a 30 minute generic lesson plan, and Safeshare links for all videos. I have also included two Safeshare links on some of the songs, so that you can compare and contrast two different versions of the same song.
*Update 07/06/2017: I have now included an editable version for the close reading questions side where you can choose what type of reading students do as well as create your own questions based on your curriculum and grade level. Also, it just helps with personal taste for questions.
The songs included in this resource are as follows:
Upside Down-Jack Johnson
How Far I'll Go-Moana
Seize the Day-Newsies
Can't Stop the Feeling-Justin Timberlake
Be Okay-Ingrid Michaelson
Lost Boy-Ruth B.
Safety Dance-Men Without Hats
Tomorrow Will be Kinder-The Secret Sisters
Safe and Sound-Taylor Swift
Surfing U.S.A.-Beach Boys
Go the Distance-Hercules
Hakuna Matata-The Lion King
True Colors-Cyndi Lauper
Count on Me-Bruno Mars
You are my Sunshine-Johnny Cash
What Does the Fox Say-Ylvis
That's Not my Name-The Ting Tings
Three Little Birds-Bob Marley