Happy by Pharrell Williams: A Literary Analysis of the Hit Song & Fun Activities

Happy by Pharrell Williams: A Literary Analysis of the Hit Song & Fun Activities
Happy by Pharrell Williams: A Literary Analysis of the Hit Song & Fun Activities
Happy by Pharrell Williams: A Literary Analysis of the Hit Song & Fun Activities
Happy by Pharrell Williams: A Literary Analysis of the Hit Song & Fun Activities
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Activities to Generate Positive Energy and Get Students Writing about Happiness at the Same Time.

Do you and your students love the hit Happy by Pharrell Williams? These resources related to the song will get your students writing about Happy, thinking about happiness and creating projects aimed at producing a positive classroom environment. This packet includes:

• Background on the song, including a Twitter explanation of the lyrics from the songwriter.
• Lyrics: blank copy, annotated, and differentiated with a quick reference guide to poetic terms.
• Reading questions with suggested responses, journal and research ideas, writing checklists and rubrics.
• Poetry analysis of another poem for comparative purposes.
• Extension activities covering fashion writing, psychology, photography and video journalism.
• Other writing activities, such as describing the things that make you happy, brainstorming questions for the songwriter, writing a business letter, and a creative writing closing activity to make a perfect “Recipe for Happiness”. Bonus: my Nan’s amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe (really!) to get students thinking about the language of recipes.
• 4 separate files of PowerPoint presentations, including one analyzing the song’s lyrics, the “Happiness Recipe” project idea and 2 videos with suggested writing activities related to the videos. One video is about the world’s happiest country and the other video is about Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology movement.
• Reflection ideas and a standards checklist.

*This product is for educational purposes and is not endorsed by Pharrell Williams.

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