Figurative Language ~ In Pop Music

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Grade Levels
8th - 10th
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70 pages
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Figurative Language using Pop Music!

Similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, alliteration, personification, & onomatopoeia fill today's Top Pop Music. Students explore the Top Hits in music to identify Figurative Language used, their meanings, and the emotion of the artist. This fun multi-modal learning product is perfect to engage students and with FREE yearly updates, you can't go wrong.

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Each upload (years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and so on....) contain directions, figurative language definitions page, printable student worksheet, 20 song titles with 3-4 lines of lyrics each, and Answer Key

Contains zip file with over 70 pages and 100 songs.

Bring life to your room and have your students tapping their feet and singing aloud to their favorite songs while learning!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


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