Comparative Writing FUN Lyrics & Videos: No Prep Elaboration Practice

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SIX compare and contrast activities using music lyrics! Lesson plan, student handouts, PowerPoint, Google Slides and answer key. Perfect for Google Classroom and distance learning!

No prep music as poetry lesson plan, student handouts, printable song lyrics and answer key to practice compare and contrast passage skills, theme, allusion, identifying claims and relevant evidenice!

Use MUSIC AS POETRY to introduce, practice, assess CCSS.ELA.RL.9:

  • How do two texts approach similar themes and topics similarly and differently?

High school reading literature activities are fun with song lyrics and music!


Product Includes (editable DOCX, PPTX, Google Doc & Google slides):

  • Lesson Plan
  • Student Handouts
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Google Slides
  • Google Doc
  • ANSWER KEY
  • Common Core Standards: Grade 3 - 12 Reading Literature RL.9
  • Learning Focus Question
  • Introductory Script
  • Mini Lesson: Genre, Allusion, Compare and Contrast
  • URL Link to Printable Text: Pesticides Article
  • URL Link to Printable Lyrics 1: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
  • URL Link to Printable Lyrics 2: The Way it Is by Bruce Hornsby
  • URL Link to Printable Lyrics 3: Changes by Tupac
  • Guided Practice: Review Exemplar Compare and Contrast Essay
  • Independent Practice
  • 4 Bonus Compare Contrast Activities for 4 Assessments or Lessons (8 lyric links)!
  • Exit Slip
  • Early Finisher Activity
  • 3-Point and 6-Point Reading Response Rubric for Effortless Grading
  • Extra Reusable Assessment Handout to use with ANY text

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Simply print the handouts, lesson and answer key, load the PowerPoint, lyrics and music videos, or share the Google Drive link (Google slides) with students to enjoy an effortless, engaging lesson or Google classroom activity to teach students about theme and summary using music videos and song lyrics!

Reuse editable mini lesson and assessment handout with ANY text for repeated, spiraled practice and assessment. This is a lifelong tool!

Testing Prompts are adapted from the NY REGENTS WEBSITE: http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish

INCLUDED SONGS & VIDEOS:

1. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

2. Bittersweet Symphony by Verve

3. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z

4. The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby

5. Changes by Tupac

6. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

7. Sometimes I Rhyme Slow by Nice & Smooth

8. Juicy by Notorious BIG

9. New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

10. Congressman Gay Hate Crimes "It Gets Better" Speech

11. MLK "I Have a Dream" Speech


THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED ANY OF THE INCLUDED SONGS, ARTISTS, RECORD COMPANIES, IMAGES, LINKS OR WITH THE NY REGENTS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.


Middle school and high school students will love all six music as poetry activities to compare and contrast song lyrics!

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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