Texas TEKS 8.4, 8.8, derived from STAAR test question stems, this high-level analysis can be used for popular songs of students choice or for any poems or literary text.
It's time we break the mold and shake the dust from that tired saying, "I hate poetry." OUCH! But how?
Imagine your students are lining up outside of your room, but instead of your door, there is butcher paper welcoming them to the Apple Store. Upon walking into your room, the apple commercials is on loop on the projector and music is playing. A sign hangs from ceiling (or wall) welcoming them to check out the Genius Bar. Just like at Best Buy, your class tech is on display waiting for students to use it. What could this be??
It's POETRY ANALYSIS DAY of Course! But don't tell the children that! Shhh!
Students choose a song of their choice and use real-world technology apps to analyze. You choose if students make their own inferences first, then check using the apps OR if they simply begin exploring the world of sensory and figurative language using their favorite appropriate songs.
Great independent activity, station, or PBL project.