A lesson about identifying examples of literary techniques: Imagine Three Little Birds on a River of Mac & Cheese
It’s one thing to do well on a literary term vocabulary test. Yes, the mood is the feeling or atmosphere of a piece of writing. But that doesn’t ensure that a student can identify, analyze, and use mood. If you want your students to improve their application of literary comprehension terms in text analysis, this lesson is for you.
In this lesson, students will use a provided literary comprehension terms sheet to help them identify examples of these terms in three different sets of lyrics/songs. Students will do this directly on their lyric sheets and then transfer examples found to a graphic organizer. Afterwards, students will respond to 4 reflection questions in either verbal or written form.
This lesson can serve as an introduction, practice activity, or assessment on students’ knowledge of and application of literary terms in text analysis. The literary comprehension terms sheet can also be used for other related lessons or activities that you do over the course of the year.
This detailed lesson includes:
- ‘How to Use’ lesson guidance sheet
- Teacher notes, including
* Warm-up idea,
* Setting the stage – scripted introduction idea,
* How to use the lesson without music
- Literary Terms & Definition Sheet (3.5 pages + room for you to add your own)
- Graphic organizer for text analysis
- Reflection questions
- Differentiation ideas
Skills developed in this lesson:
- Close reading of multiple texts
- Comparing multiple texts
- Identifying literary techniques within a text
- Using literary terms to analyze a text
- Analyzing the effectiveness of literary techniques within a text
- Using language to evaluate and explain judgments
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