In this song, form the soundtrack to the movie 'Freedom Writers', Common references Martin Luther King's Speech to describe the dreams of a young man growing up in a tough environment.
The resource contains:
12 questions analysing the language in this song and exploring the poetic techniques and their effect. It encourages inference and interpretation.
An answer key.
A crossword based on the techniques in the song.
A design the iTunes Artwork for the song task.
A creative letter writing task using the song as a stimulus.
Links to the lyrics and video for the song.
*Please listen to the song/look at the lyrics first to ensure that the themes are suitable for your class. 'Dream-Common featuring Will i AM'