Figurative Language and Poetic Devices in Song Lyrics: Halloween
Common Core Aligned
Critical thinking meet Halloween lyrics! Song lyrics always grab students’ attention . . . even your must reluctant readers and writers! And they are one of the most engaging ways to teach or review figurative language and poetic devices such as alliteration, consonance, assonance, metaphor, simile, idiom, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole.
Engage your students by having them analyze the lyrics to 8 spooky songs that are perfect for Halloween!
This interactive resource can be integrated in Interactive Notebooks, used as an Interactive File Folder activity, or used as a stand-alone activity!
Song lyrics can be analyzed for parts of speech, figurative language and poetic devices, or . . . your choice (a blank template is included)!
This product contains:
8 envelopes (students will cut and paste)
3 flap pages (students will cut and paste)
2 sample pages (perfect to use with a SmartBoard or document projector!)
Teacher Tips, Learning Objectives, and Common Core State Standards
Lyrics to 8 Halloween–Themed songs, including:
“Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr.
“Nightmare on My Street” by Will Smith
“No One Believes Me” by Kid Cudi
“Calling All the Monsters” by China Anne McClain
“Halloween” by Aqua
“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Please note: All lyrics are property of their respective owners and are provided for educational purposes only.
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