The following activity uses popular "Top 40" type song lyrics to provide practice for identifying and explaining the meaning of similes, metaphors, hyperbole and personification. Nine excerpts from song lyrics are included, as well as a chart explaining each type of figurative language. Audio files are not included, but could easily be found online. I highly suggest using only the excerpts of songs that are provided in this activity, to ensure that all material is school appropriate. My fifth graders and I had a blast with this lesson and I hope that you enjoy it as well! Please feel free to contact me with questions and/or constructive feedback. Thank you for visiting my store! - Kelly
*Update 2/18/14-If you purchase this activity and need help with finding music clips please send me a message and I would be more than happy to help you out and explain how I edit my music for school activities. I could not add the music to this file since I do not own it.